Why do people go on vacation? To get a visa and a ticket, to pack some stuff and fly many hours with many others to the other side of the globe to spend a few nights in a bed other people already used over and over again. No matter how luxurious a hotel is, if you can afford such a hotel you have a home that is more luxurious. Period.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
Using his craftsmanship and patience Rogier Fokke is able to make very strong portraits. These two photos are part of a series on Gipsies, this series is published in the book ‘Paramisa’. A decade ago I did a portrait workshop with Rogier Fokke. (For more info on Rogier Fokke’s work see here.)
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Saturday, November 3, 2007
The Indonesian police, like other Indonesian state institutions, likes to communicate through banners, posters, and murals. Police communication through murals is in fact a contradictio in terminis. Urban art – as graffiti is – is per definition anarchist in nature, it comes and goes. See here for a Jakarta Post article on police murals, unfortunately online the photos are not available. The inappropriate choice of medium makes communication impossible.