This shoot was so EPIC. I can honestly say that this was the first time I have had to dodge wild monkeys during a photo shoot and even got attacked by one! Our first location of the day was the Sacred Monkey Forest in Ubud and I learned quickly that we were entering THEIR domain. You can’t just walk into the monkey forest with photo bags…I was quickly descended upon and has a monkey jump on my bag and start grabbing my filters and tossing them like frisbees! It was actually terrifying, but I managed to not get bitten. Our shoot coordinator was not as lucky.
I loved the huge trees and stone sculptures covered in moss..it was a photographer’s paradise to shoot there, other than the fact that we were in a rain forest and our model was sweating to death!
We ended the day at a famous maskmaker’s compound and then in a local rice paddy near the NOVICA offices. Be on the lookout for these images soon on their website banners!