A good friend of mine, NYC photgrapher Sari Goodfriend, sent me a link to Hengki Koentjoro’s amazing photos via Feature Shoot. Dramatic and evocative — I love his use of black and white for the shots. Simply breathtaking.
Hengki Koentjoro was born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, in 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California where he majored in film. He now lives in Jakarta where he specializes in fine art photography both underwater and on land.
“He can wear an ascot without appearing pretentious. He proclaims himself to be a closet optimist. He believes Modernism took a wrong turn at a wrong time. He thinks Freud saved his life. He graduated Yale. He lives in a wooded enclave in Snedens Landing, just close enough to Manhattan to meet an editor for lunch at a moments notice, but far enough away to mollify his distain for city living. He loves books. Paper. And printed matter. He wrestles with Big Ideas and references Wittgenstein and Plato as if he saw them just yesterday. He’s tweedy. Proud. Not loud. He’s a perfectionist. Workaholic.”
– Bio from Rodney Smith’s Website
Rodney Smith’s work is pure genius to me. Simple. Elegant. Whimsical. Fantastic. Film Only.
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