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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

DISCOVER THE REAL BALI WITH PHOTO TOUR

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

Full Day & Half Day Photo Tour Bali

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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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PHOTO TOURS & WORKSHOPS

Long Photo Tours - Discover the essence of place with photography tours

IF YOU CHOOSE TO JOIN THE GAWAI CELEBRATION AND THE TRIP TO THE DAYAK VILLAGES THERE IS A SPECIAL PRICE OF $ 3200 USD

This includes return airfare from Bali or Jakarta to Pontianak.
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2019

Bali International Indigenous Film Festival 2018

A great review of the Bali Indigenous Film Festival was just published in a leading art magazine in New York, Ragazine. Gallery owner David Metcalf was the vision and founder behind the festival.

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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.

Price:
International Shipping US $30.90
Local shipping Indonesia US $19.57

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


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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.

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International Shipping US $80.34
Local shipping Indonesia US $52.53

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

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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.

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International Shipping US $32.96
Local shipping Indonesia US $21.22

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Indonesia has always been stunning – every single island is a real treat and we are thrilled to present you our calendar for 2018! This selection of photographs takes you on a year long journey through this diverse and colourful Bali! 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. 150,000 IDR each 125,000 IDR for two or more, Limited supply – So grab your calendar for 2018 quick! Local sale. Contact info@taksuphotogallery.com if you want to get one or come around to Taksu Photo Gallery, Ubud Bali.

STORIES

Bringing Back the Culture of the Traditional School

In my travels around the Indonesian archipelago, I have experienced and encountered a variety of traditional cultures. In many communities, I have witnessed a disconnection between the older generation and the younger one. While traditional culture is still alive in some...
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Indigenous Celebration gives voice to the ‘displaced’

Immediately after a vivacious musical performance played on jegog bamboo instruments by a troupe from western Bali, a female native of Nagaland, the mountainous tribal region in northeast India, entered the stage. She summed up the plight of not only the 16 tribes that presently...
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Indigenous Celebration in Bali

“This incredible 3-day Indigenous Celebration staged in Bali May 11-13. 2018 can be viewed on line. Your unique password will be sent via registration www.indigenouscelebration.art/live-streaming.” How do we celebrate culture? One way is to gather and honour...
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Life in a Longhouse Sungai Utik Village

“Spending time among the Dayak Iban is an awakening into a community very much in tune with its surroundings. Villagers welcome visitors into their fold, share space in Longhouses, take walks along the Utik River, long considered their source of life. The shared experienceboth by...
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Lombok’s Little Jockeys – Bareback and Barefoot

Every year at the Bau Nyale Festival in Kuta, Lombok, jockeys come together to compete in a horse racing event unique to Indonesia. Jockeys are always light, but these jockeys are different. They are children who start their training when they are four or five years old. They are...
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Bajau, The Sea Gypsies of the Togeans

I met Rohadi, a Bajau Sea Gypsy man at his home in the Togean Islands, Sulawesi, Indonesia last month.  I sat and heard tales of his life underwater.  His trials and tribulations of being a man of the sea – a Bajau hunter.  He has spent more of his life under the water,...
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Hidden Heritage: The Sweet Melodies of Rote

I slowly shuffled forward in the queue of passengers boarding the ferry at Kupang Harbour. I was about to cross the Timor Sea to Rote Island. Ahead of me, a long line of tall-coned straw-like cowboy hats snaked its way up the gangplank. Finally arriving at the comfortable VIP...
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Kalimantan Ma’anyan Death Ceremony

“We believe that the human body is inhabited by a life giving spirit. We call this an amirue. When a person dies, his or her spirit becomes an adiau, just for the time of its journey to the place where the amirue resides. During the nine days of the Ijame ceremony we help the...
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On the Obama Trail – Bali and Java

Published:   Garuda Colours In-Flight Magazine, September 2017 In June this year, following an invitation by Indonesia’s President Jokowi Widodo to visit the Presidential Palace just out of Jakarta, President Obama came to Indonesia. This visit had special significance for Obama...
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