striving to perceive things as they are through the expressions of art, story, and wisdom.


i’m originally from the philippines, but i grew up in northeastern ohio of the us. i am a freelance photographer, writer, and web developer based in bali, indonesia.

i've contributed to news, wellness, travel, and photography agencies. my photography has been exhibited in bali, europe and the us. before morphing into a freelancer, i slung code and managed web teams for fortune 500 companies. a list of my credentials are on quora.

my favourite meditations are a good book with a cappuccino, feeding stray cats and dogs, and wishing to be a rock star in my next life. i would be very disappointed if you were in bali and didn’t meet me for a coffee.

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Eve Persak - Testimonial for mark l chaves
Mark has been an invaluable resource for me and many of my friends and colleagues for the past four years. I can't give a higher recommendation for his level of professional expertise and his commitment to working ethically and excellently. Thanks, Mark! ~Eve Persak, ms . rdn . cnsc . cssd • Singapore
Roman Stearns - Testimonial for mark l chaves
Mark is the consummate professional. He let’s the quality of his work speak for itself, thus no need to “sell himself.” He does high quality work, meets or exceeds expectations, and always according to time schedule. ~Roman Stearns, President RJStearns Consulting LLC • US
Craig Austin - Testimonial for mark l chaves
Mark delivers creative ideas, communicated simply with continuous support, producing excellent results with both website build and design. With my projects with global reach that likes to push boundaries, it is always exciting to work with him. ~Craig Austin, FRSA founder of Alternative Darkroom, Vimpt, and ProjectX • UK

Photo Credits

Top photo on 35mm film late 80’s. Middle image(s) 1: self-portrait Paro, Bhutan 2014. Middle image 2 (touch/hover): by Syahravi Dewanda Pasar Ubud, Bali 2019. Bottom images supplied by Eve Persak, Roman Stearns, and Craig Austin.