When you think of Bali, chances are you think of world renowned resorts like Alila Villas Uluwatu, Ayana, Four Seasons Bali at Jimbaran Bay, or Hanging Gardens, or of well-to-do ex-corporate types seeking spiritual cleansing à la Eat, Pray, Love.
But one thing not often considered in the westerner’s daydream about Bali, is daily life on the Indonesian island.
Not so for travel filmmaker Brandon Li, whose masterfully shot and edited vignettes on destinations around the world fuse the emotion of movement, color, and sound to create hyper-real glimpses into places and the people who call them home.
With his latest short film, the nine-and-a-half minute long Balinese, Li is able to capture moments ranging from momentous, like a teeth filing ceremony, an important coming of age ritual for many young Balinese, to mundane, like catching fish, and make them both equally as fascinating to watch.
So take a few minutes out of your day to sit back, relax, and experience Bali though Li’s eyes.
Watch More Of Brandon’s Videos
Here are two more of my favorites: