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Through the eyes of… Hengki Koentjoro

Written by 14 June 2012 4 Comments

Indonesia was always a place that had beautiful landscape that blew my mind: Stunning beaches, hypnotic rainforests, mysterious temples, hidden waterfalls… it is a tropical paradise that was immense to explore and backpack about in. I swear my camera hardly left my face as I attempted to capture scene upon scene of terrain, but as usual, it never looked as good on my camera as it did in front of my eyes as I stood there.
However, I stumbled upon Hengki Koentjoro’s work, and wow. He totally does Indonesia’s landscape justice.
He was born in Semaran, Central Java, Indonesia and graduated at Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film and minored in fine art photography. Back in Indonesia, he now specializes in photography both underwater and on land, and does a goddamn amazing job at it!
He believes that his photography allows him to enable others to see the unseen and the unspoken of the beauty of nature. It is both a mystical and mind-blowing force which he attempts to portray through black and white photography, while also trying to make the common things he encountered in his home country, Indonesia, a beautiful and unusual scene for all to see…. but enough talk. Here’s Indonesia through his eyes:

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So surreal! But hopefully you can see what an incredible destination Indonesia is. You’ll come back with your minds blown, just like me.

All Photographs via Hengki Koentjoro’s Flickr apart from the last image (Koleksi Foto)

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4 Comments »

  • Grace said:

    beautiful. i’m indonesian and those pics represents my country beautifully.

    The fifth pic, the one with table for two, where is that?

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  • Stefanie said:

    LOVE, thank you so much for sharing this. I love the pics. I will go to Bali in 2 weeks and look forward even more after seeing these fotos.

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