BALI, Indonesia (Elephant Gun) – Elephant Gun photographer Fabrizio Alessi's latest photo essay captures the emotional and hypnotic ritual of the Melasti Ceremony at a beach in Badung, Bali, Indonesia. The ritual is held annually in preparation for the Balinese Hindu's Day of Silence, a ceremony intended to purify the universe from bad deeds, bad influences, and bad thoughts.
Fabrizio Alessi resides in Bali. His photos, with moments borrowed from the context of Asian street life, teem with a cast of characters that present to the viewer hints, traces of the story contained therein. Alessi proudly shoots a Canon 6D, Lumix LX5, and a Ricoh GR. See more of Fabrizio Alessi's work here.