“Must we either drift aimlessly through lack of reflection or sink in pessimism as the result of reflection? No. We must indeed attempt the limitless ocean, but we may set our sails and steer a determined course.” Albert Schweitzer
A deep love for the ocean and mysterious island fog jungles. Indonesia seems just like the perfect place to live for hobby photographer and professional cameraman Hengki Koentjoro as it is the biggest archipelago nation on earth with more than 13,000 islands. With splendid underwater shots like this and this, soft seascapes and one of the most stunning jungle photographies i had a very hard time picking only 6 samples of his work. In a 2012 Interview with ND magazine he mentioned following about his choice of shooting monochromatic: “The ability to play around with tones and create an atmospheric photograph is the reason to choose monochrome. It is more pliable therefore more freedom in expressing your idea. With the Zone System by Ansel Adam, you are in practice of seeing thing around you in monochrome or learning to see in black and white. This will help a lot in choosing your proper subject matter and forecasting how it’ll look letter on postproduction.”(read the whole thing here) Best, Ea Birkkam.
today: the black swimsuit