David Bong is a Vancouver-based fine art photographer, aspiring writer and student of practical spirituality. He was born at the edge of the rainforest in Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, and lived his early childhood in a very small coastal town where his father traded with the natives of the rainforest - the Dayaks. David's early life was greatly influenced by the Dayaks and their simple and joyful way of life. As modern technology and progress entered and altered the rainforest - and with it the lives of the natives - he began to see the changes and shifts in the world and our culture in particular. Now, almost four decades later, we have an opportunity to perceive the artist's gift and intensity of seeing while he invites us all, through his lens, to see our essence and joy.

                                                       photo by Len Grinke

                                                       photo by Len Grinke