Some of David's past work from Bali... (all images copyright davidpuu.com)
Thursday, August 6, 2009
In a few days, we will be embarking on a very unique trip to Bali. This trip was the brainchild of Donna Von Hoesslin (owner of Betty Belts Jewelry www.bettybelts.com) and renowned photographer, David Puu (www.davidpuu.com). We have known David and Donna for almost 5 years now and we've been talking about a Betty B team trip to Bali practically since we first met. Betty B jewelry is ethically and sustainably made in Bali and Sierra, myself, Mary Osborne and Jeanette Ortiz (BB team riders) will all be given the opportunity to design a piece of jewelry that symbolizes something important to us. In addition to getting a "behind the scenes look" at Donna's company, we will also be volunteering with the East Bali Poverty Project (www.eastbalipovertyproject.com). My Dad, who is a Dentist and a founding member of the Surfer's Medical Association, has already supplied us with a plethora of toothbrushes to bring to the villages. In addition to all of this, we will probably come back with an immense amount of breath taking imagery and hopefully have scored some uncrowded Bali tubes. David just wrote a blog post about the trip titled, "Organic Reprisal" and he is a far better writer than I, so if you have time check it out at www.davidpuu.com/blog/ . So keep an eye out for the upcoming posts while I blog in Bali.
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- Santa Cruz, California, United States
- We were born and raised in Santa Cruz, California where we currently reside. We get to travel and model for some of my surfing sponsors including O'neill Clothing, Ocean Minded Footwear, Hobie Surfboards and Betty Belts Jewelry. We attend UC Santa Barbara and are both Communication majors. We hope you all enjoy our blog!