Keegan Gibbs – Blog


Posted in Indonesia, Photography, Surfing, Travel by Keegan on June 24, 2009


So I finally got this roll of film developed that was left over from Bali. Hence the reason I have waited to post anything.  I was pumped to get this roll back since it became an “experiment” of sorts. While shooting the image above (shortly after actually) I was wading in the water back to the beach at Padang in Bali, and I dropped the camera in the water.  Thankfully, the camera was just a cheap plastic point and shoot. Not a disposable, but a reusable point and shoot I have just for reasons like this. The camera instantly flooded, and the roll of film inside, which had not been rewound into the canister, was soaking wet with salt water. I manually rewound the roll, and tossed the camera. By the time I dropped the roll off a couple days ago back home, the canister had corroded  so bad that the interior wouldnt rotate. The film technician said the roll would probably not come out.

Well, here are the results. Thanks for sticking around.

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This is a little alcove area that is pretty rad for photos at Padang Padang beach in Bali on the Bukit peninsula. Leo, chilling in 75 degree water.


The colors, due to the salt water, got extremely tweaked. Also, the tech said the film was practically glued together from the emulsion getting soaked. This also resulted in these weird spots all over the film. Watermarks of sorts, such as right next to my chin etc…



If you have spent ANY amount of time at Uluwatu, you know this local lady. She has only a couple teeth and googly eyes. She cleans up the stairs area, and the bathrooms (behind her in the photo below). Selamat Pagi (Good morning) Everyday is the ritual. And she always says “Monkey’s?”


Sweeping the stairs.


psuedo psychadelic surf check at Ulu’s. Waves are small. Leo.


Salin. Thats the man. We kicked it at his Warung every day, at breakfast and lunch almost everyday there.


Penis tree.


Standard scooters mobbing and owning the road.



They own the world… 24 hour DELIVERABLE McDonalds… yes, they have delivery.


We had to… just once…


This roll had been loaded into the camera before I traveled to Bali, and here are a couple photos from my best friend spencer and I goign for a surf up north in oxnard.





As I said before, thanks for sticking around. I have a bunch of more posts backed up that will be coming soon so check back sooner than later.

Hello LA. Get me back to Bali.

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  1. Helen said, on June 24, 2009 at 8:24 am

    LOVE THEM. amazing as always

  2. so hot said, on June 24, 2009 at 11:26 am

    Im checking ur site from my phone as we speak. i got so excited to see a new post. its clear indo is your second home.

  3. axl said, on June 24, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    luv your blog, man

  4. 713 said, on June 24, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Love the site, and i think the film came out better!!

  5. gilda said, on June 25, 2009 at 12:04 am

    what kinda camera did you use?

  6. […] HERE to read about it and check out some of the results. Nothing too crazy, but they did come out […]

  7. Keegan said, on June 25, 2009 at 8:44 am

    It was literally a plastic point and shoot. Re-usable, but more or less disposable. There are a couple other details I am going to withhold to try and duplicate this technique in the future. Which I am sure will be hard.

  8. Twitted by spokeninclocks said, on June 27, 2009 at 8:21 pm

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  9. katelin said, on August 5, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    these are so cool! (not the first time i looked at them though) i love them – especially the second one. …and all the rest too.

  10. ame sastro said, on August 16, 2009 at 11:29 am

    I just get the link from my friend..loves the pics..recognized the lady at padang-padang beach 🙂
    Nice way to remembering how beautiful uluwatu and beyond.-blue point,padang2-dreamland beach…

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