In 1977 he was asked to accompany Queen Elizabeth II through his village. In the years that followed he was part-time mentor to David Attenborough, Mick Jagger and the Blair brothers whose popular film series “Ring of Fire” was made while they were living at Batuan’s house.
Backstage before the show I had documented the Japanese wardrobe assistants preening the prime ‘puri cupcake’ lady-boys-for-a-night as deaf mutes waved giant white fans in the airless bunker. Saucy misses painted the boys’ toes scarlet, with true grit, stealing glances at their well-oiled thighs. The two megastar uncles darted in and out, offering advice and […]
text and images by Made Wijaya If the wheels start falling off of your home environment — grid-lock traffic, goldilocks real estate invasion from Planet Seahorse, insipient American cultural infiltration (Malls of Mediocrity) — the only response is to show the world that your culture is bigger than the sum of its parts and bring […]