Cameras lie. And so do photographers.
I have a confession to make. I’ve just been to Indonesia and more specifically the Island of Bali. I had never been there before and so I was keen to record my impressions. I posted a daily diet of those first visual impressions to social media. The soft tropical light, the carved Hindu deities, the cocktails, the incredible flowers, smiling and seemingly happy Balinese people and all that intoxicating ‘difference’. These are the things that stand out immediately for any visual artist, so those are things that you record. And it’s true, it IS a beautiful place.
But after a while it became harder to ignore the gorilla in the room. Read more