Melasti Ceremony: A Photo Essay by Fabrizio Alessi

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.

Photos shot with Ricoh GR  © Fabrizio Alessi. All rights reserved. 


© Fabrizio Alessi

© Fabrizio Alessi

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 GRSee more of Fabrizio Alessi's work here.


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