Camp Bliss

Last November I rented a villa in the rice fields of Ubud, Bali and invited over twenty creatives from all over the world to join. I named our coming together ‘Camp Bliss.’

There are parts of me that would love to unravel the entire story of that intense, life-altering month, but for now you’ll have to forgive my silence and let the photographs do the story-telling. I left my camera untouched, but thankfully I was surrounded by talented photographer friends.

I will leave you with just one of my favourite memories.

It was in the beginning of Camp Bliss. I was always giggling, europhic and in disbelief at the way everything had come together. Here I was surrounded by new friends in paradise and our days together felt like a dream.

This starry night we decided to go skinny dipping in the pool. Music played and crickets chirped as we snacked on fresh papaya and watched the night sky. Warm water slipped and swam around our bare skin.

A sense of awe was shared by us all. Us wide-eyed children. Together we spoke of the immense beauty that surrounded us, of being good humans and artists, of being alive. Our words felt powerful, as though they were more than words. We put our arms around the shoulders of those beside us and we spun laughing in circles. When we stopped the stars were still spinning.

We were all more grateful than we could put to words that night.

bella

By Bella Kotak

JESS

 By Jess Hay

savannah

By Savannah Daras

chrissie

 By Chrissie White

dom

 By Dominque Felicity

melanie

 By Melanie Ziggel

clare

 By Clare Alice Young

 

 

 

  1. Paulina

    Nirrimi are u going to do that Camp again?? I would like to ask u how to join to tha kind of meetings with you?? is is possible?? im from poland and im following you since 4 years, because i love your photos and i dreaming of making a photo session with you! Im going for holiday to Ubud in november this year and im wondering maybe there will be a chance to meet u….? I know the question can be ridiculous but sometimes i believe that some thing can happend when u really want it and when u have a passion u always meet right people to do the same things! greets from Poland! :)

  2. Ella Zona

    Wow Nirimi. Just wow you are such a big inspiration to me. You made me realize that we can be beautiful without makeup and live life without regrets and apreciate nature. You are gorgeous and Alba is infinitely lucky to be your daughter. You inspire me❤️

  3. Camille Richez

    Seeing all of these amazing pictures your friends took, really, really made me want to go to Bali for a month or two next year. I think I might gather some of my creative friends and rent a villa, just as you all guys did, because it really seemed to be heaven there. Thank you for always being such an inspiration ;) Lots of love from Paris.

  4. Lisa

    Gee, such beauty. I’m curious to know where you stayed in Ubud.
    Love your blog.

  5. emi

    this is so incredible…too much beauty for words!
    the pictures have so much soul in them. thanks for sharing! xo

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A campaign I shot for Lilya one sunny afternoon in an apartment on a river.

Graded with Digital Film.

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  4. ediot

    what an amazing post. such fantastic photos
    thanks for sharing
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