The town of Toya Bungah is a popular tourist destination in Bali due to its proximity to Mount Batur – an inactive volcano. Despite having erupted dozens of times over the centuries, a community contines to thrive beneath its hollowed out cone and rivers of dried lava.
It was there, in the shadows of Mount Batur, that I stumbled upon a vibrant farming community and row after row of onion fields being tended by women and children. Their simple and calm lifestyle seemed to be a stark contrast to the scores of visitors who flock to the town every year to hike Batur, take a tour and head out the next day.
Photographer: Greg Goodman ( San Francisco, CA, USA) Registered
Greg Goodman’s passion for travel and photography is deeply rooted in early-childhood family vacations, when his parents gave him a 110mm film camera to keep him entertained. Growing up in New York City continues to influence Greg’s choice of subject matter, as he is particularly drawn to cityscapes, buildings, bridges, transportation methods, decay, manmade objects and nature’s interaction with humanity.
In addition to his photographic work being featured in numerous exhibitions, events and publications, Greg frequently updates the digital magazine of his life – Adventures of a GoodMan .com – with stories, photographs, travel journals and videos from numerous backpacking trips abroad…and life’s adventures at home.