Ida Bagus Putra Adnyana is a classicist of Balinese photography, whose subject has always been the beauty and power of his native Balinese ritual culture. He was born in 1958 in Denpasar, Bali. After studying law, he decided in 1984 to devote himself to photography, and was soon in demand as a professional photographer. I. B. Putra Adnyana has group-exhibited widely in Bali and Jakarta, as well as in Frankfurt and Japan, and has won many prizes. His photographs have been published internationally in numerous books and periodicals. Diana Darling is a freelance writer and editor who has lived in Bali since 1980. She is the author of The Painted Alphabet: a novel based on a Balinese Tale and is a former editor-in-chief of Latitudes magazine.