mark l chaves

striving to perceive things as they truly are, through the expressions of art, story, and wisdom.


I'm originally from the Philippines, but I grew up in Northeastern Ohio of the US. I am a photographer, writer, and digital media consultant based in Bali, Indonesia. I contribute to news, wellness, travel, and photography agencies. My photography has been exhibited in Bali, Europe, and the US. Before morphing into a freelancer, I slung code and managed web teams for Fortune 500 companies.

My favourite meditations are a good book with a cappuccino, feeding stray cats and dogs, and wishing to be a rock star in my next life. I would be very disappointed if you were in Bali and didn't meet me for a coffee.

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news & events

the rwa bhineda of bali’s coffee culture - a coffee photo essay published on singalong's first edition july 2018 page 42


balispirit festival 2018 - ubud bali april 2018


a carpet bag of "real" estate published on Vimpt. 7 october 2017


balinality - ubud bali 17 july 2017


disorder in singapore written by Chrissy Robles published on lomography.com 14 august 2017


finalist and exhibited at the Contrasto Galleria in milan italy 29 june 2017 


r u capable? self-inquiry through photography published on Grryo 19 may 2017


a practical guide to content writing apps - Outpost coworking space in ubud bali 17 may 2017 from 12:30-2:00 pm


capturing visages & mystery - ethereal portraits of Balinese women published in the march 2017 issue of live encounters magazine


disorder in singapore - exhibit Them.Gallery february 2017 ohio USA


featured in The Year on EyeEm january 2017


published in Find Rangers vol 12 january 2017


nominated image of the year by ViewBug december 2016


phuket, thailand photo essay published on live encounters magazine nov/dec 2016


mindfulness workshops for beingWoman retreat - beingSattvaa resort ubud bali october 2016


personality or attitude: which one is the real you? published on Desa Seni's Kula Magazine october 2016


yoga in bali part 2 published on balipedia.com september 2016


oslob cebu, philippines photo essay published on live encounters magazine september 2016


one of the 25 photographers featured on the week on EyeEm july 10, 2016


the secret to self-compassion published on Desa Seni's Kula Magazine july 2016


one of the 25 photographers featured on the week on EyeEm june 26, 2016


"real estate here in my bag" homage to America photo essay published june 2016


the inner journey published on AirAsia's travel 3Sixty magazine may 2016


inside bali photo essay published on live encounters magazine may 2016

 

mindfulness through yoga: blending traditional wisdom with modern science - yoga six in carlsbad california 17 april 2016 from 2-4pm


bhutan photo essay published on live encounters magazine april 2016


the black & white of bhutan - essay & talk Taksu Photo Gallery ubud, bali february 2016


eyeem recommended 20 photographers of january 2016


inside bali photo essay collaboration with inkifi january 2016


glimpses of daily life in the maldives - feature in live encounters magazine january 2016


the other side of posh: glimpses of daily life in the maldives - exhibit Kelana Concepts ubud, bali 5-30 december 2015


photograph the 'ugly' stuff: mark l chaves captures the beauty of the banal and mundane in SE asia on 35mm film - feature in Fuzz Magazine november 2015

 

 

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