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David was chosen for the third time to be the Masterclass photographer for Garuda inflight magazine in Jan 2017

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Bali Photography Tour

Bali Photography Tour & International Long Tours


Explore the magic, beauty and cultures of Bali with Taksu Photography tours.

Full Day & Half Day Photo Tour Bali

Half day or Full day
BALI PHOTOGRAPHY TOUR FULL DAY & HALF DAY PHOTO TOUR ON BALI Discover the real Bali Join Ubud based photographer David Metcalf & Balinese photographer Nyoman on a FULL DAY or HALF DAY TOUR and discover the inner world of Bali. ~This photography tour is for photographers of all levels~ Indonesia is a paradise for photography, offering spectacular landscapes, people, architecture,...
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Long Photo Tours - Discover the essence of place with photography tours

Indonesia’s Hidden Heritage

Indonesia’s Hidden Heritage is a vibrant and insightful travelogue, delving into the far corners of the archipelago, discovering hidden cultures and forgotten traditions.

David Metcalf’s photography captures the absolute essence of Indonesia’s diverse lands, while Stephanie Brookes brilliantly conveys in words the wonderment as they travel around the nation.

International Shipping US $30.90
Local shipping Indonesia US $19.57

Get this book for US $15 directly at Taksu Photo Gallery


Looking for Borneo

Looking for Borneo as “a celebration of the island of Borneo, its environment and its people. At the same time, it is a call to action, a plea to save this special place from the ravages of development.

A collection of writings, drawings, photographs and music, inspired by Kalimantan and Mark Heyward’s acclaimed book, Crazy Little Heaven, an Indonesian Journey, this new volume is a unique artistic collaboration and a fine contribution to the body of Indonesian travel literature.

International Shipping US $80.34
Local shipping Indonesia US $52.53

Get this book for US $46 directly at Taksu Photo Gallery


Bali Essence

Promising to be the most evocative book on Bali yet, Master Photographer David Metcalf, with Balinese talent, Nyoman Pujawan, take you on a journey of old Bali.

Narrated by Clare McAlaney, this book will bring emotions to the fore as you explore the road less traveled, while pondering on the possibility it could be lost forever.

International Shipping US $32.96
Local shipping Indonesia US $21.22

Get this book for US $17 directly at Taksu Photo Gallery

Indonesia has always been stunning – every single island is a real treat and we are thrilled to present you our calendar for 2017! This selection of photographs takes you on a year long journey through this diverse and colourful country! By buying one of these calendars, you will support the local Dayaks in Borneo as they work hard in preserving their incredible culture and forests! 10% of each calendar sold goes to David’s projects in Borneo. 175,000 IDR 105,000 IDR each or two for 300,000 IDR - 210,000 IDR Limited supply – So grab your calendar for 2017 quick! Local sale. Contact if you want to get one or come around to Taksu Photo Gallery, Ubud Bali.


Culture, Color and a Global Gathering at Gawai Festival

Story by STEPHANIE BROOKES Photos by DAVID METCALF I stood with my blowpipe at the ready. “Gather strength from your core and aim high,” Agus advised. “We are excited to have an Australian team enter the competition and best of luck to you”, he added with a broad smile. More than...
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The Wana Wanderers of Sulawesi

Story by Stephanie Brookes Photos by David Metcalf There is only one way to meet the Wana tribe. You must walk into their rugged territory. Arrangements should be made in advance because the Wana are wanderers and their territory is vast. They pack up and move when the village...
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Ogoh Ogoh on the Loose in Bali

Ogoh Ogoh Life in Bali revolves around ceremonies, and one of the major highlights is Nyepi, the Day of Silence. The three to five day period leading up to Nyepi Day is one of the most exciting, colourful and festive times on the island. However, from the stroke of midnight on...
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Into the Wilds – Sabangau National Park

Sebangau National Park I started my trek in the Sabangau National Park, Central Kalimantan under a veil of darkness. The earthy smell of the peat bog forest rose sharply to greet me as I held my torch steady so as not to trip and fall into the organic black water swamp that lay...
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Vibrant and Historic Jakarta

It’s a huge modern city with a towering skyline and a patchwork of small back lanes where life continues as it has done for hundreds of years. Words: Stephanie Brookes Photography: David Metcalf Jakarta has a fascinating mix of modern and traditional kampong (village) life. Local...
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Masterclass Indonesian Cultural Dance

One of the most enjoyable aspects of photography in Indonesia is being able to witness an incredible variety of cultural dance, with many different styles very distinct from each other. I have chosen to represent six dances that I have photographed over the past two years, from...
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Where The Wild Things Roam

Words by Stephanie Brookes – Photos by David Metcalf Tangkahan is a remote village in northern Sumatra where you can sleep in the jungle that the Sumatran elephant, tiger, rhinoceros, orangutan and clouded leopard call home. There were only two ways to access my bed for the...
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Cock Fighting Showdown

Written By Stephanie Brookes – Photos By David Metcalf I witnessed my first cockfight in Bali, in a small village just outside Ubud. I stumbled upon it by chance when I was running, with a local sports club, on a Saturday afternoon. Our route took us through a temple...
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The Osing of East Java

Text and Photos: David Metcalf “It’s a very tough life for us sulphur quarry workers,” Ali said, “I had to stop quarry work at Ijen crater when I was just 35 years old as my back was in bad shape and the pain in my legs was giving me too much trouble.” Ali is now a porter and has...
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