Something glows warm and ethereal in the extraordinary people of Bali. There is a palpable spirit of goodwill and joy, obvious on every face and in every encounter. This essential quality has been captured in Allan Baptist’s recent book, Bali Revisited. The photography is by South Coast photographer Ross Pulsford who, when invited by Allan to visit Bali with him in 2006 on a photo shoot, jumped at the opportunity.
“The imagery expresses, without exception, the remarkable inner dignity and calm of a languid people,” said Allan, who has written the text and created the illustrations that walk you along a gentle pathway through Bali and its profoundly colourful and rich Hindu culture. At the end of the book is a small story, another nice surprise to enjoy.
“The Cat, the Curry and The Spider is a true story and one that I have recounted many times around the dinner table and as a bedtime story, always with lots of sound effects and high drama,” said Allan who states that the true story, encountered over 25 years ago in Bali, was in fact the ‘original idea’ for a story book.
Over 25 years, the initial concept of a story with illustrations has evolved to include Ross Pulsford’s images, showing the everyday in Bali with such empathy, humour and perception.
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