Coming over the brow of the hill a huge, billowing, ominous cloud came into view. Until this moment the sky had been a solid blue. The birds had been squawking, the cicadas whistling, but there was now a cool breeze rushing through the jungle. A storm was approaching.
This was not the first storm of the season. We are used to them here, but there was something different about this one, the speed at which it came on, the ferocity of the rain as it enveloped us. This was something new, something of such awe that it was difficult not to just marvel at its scale and might ...but you could tell it was going to bring damage.
Quarantina is a limited edition book of photographs of nature taken during the first forty days of lockdown in Bali, Indonesia.
Taking time to observe the natural beauties of the jungle - the scale of the vistas, tones of the morning light and the details of the insects nestled within the leaves - allowed the fears that were sweeping the outside world to wash away, if only for a moment. It also allowed time to reflect on how the natural world will continue on, whatever occurs in our human domain.