Suburb of Jakarta - here time stands stillBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/suburb-of-jakarta-here-time-stands-still
We invite you to an unusual journey through unknown places in the suburbs of one of the largest cities in the world - the capital of Indonesia, Jakarta. This vibrant and bustling metropolis is home to about 10 million people, not counting the residents of the suburbs. But one has only to move a few kilometers away from the capital to discover the new look of this country.
Observing the life of local residents of the surrounding villages, it seems that time has stopped there. You will see this in the wonderful photographs of the Indonesian photographer Herman Damar.
1. Herman Damar is a self-taught photographer. He spends all his free time outside the city, observing the life of the villagers. (All photos: Herman Damar).
2. Over time, the photographer made friends with the locals and decided to capture their life in photographs.
3. In the photographs of Herman Damar, life in the Indonesian village flows slowly and calmly.
4. Time seems to stand still on the outskirts of Jakarta. The villagers are not touched by the fast pace of life. In one word slow life.
5. This is especially noticeable for children who enjoy the delights of the surrounding nature, playing at ease in the forest, in the meadows.
6. The main characters of the photographer are children. It is children, like no one else, who are able to enjoy the most ordinary things and turn everyday life into a fun game.
7. Herman Damar believes that photography is the most disinterested form of art and truly shows another person.
8. With his photographs the author wanted to show the power of simplicity. He succeeded one hundred percent.
9. “The culture of Indonesia is very rich. These are thousands of beautiful islands and very friendly people, ”says the photographer.
10. Anyone who wants to take beautiful photographs of unfamiliar places, Herman advises "to get acquainted with customs and understand their approach to life."
11. Simple life makes people happy.
12. You don't need the latest inventions and gadgets to be happy.
13. And children, for complete happiness and delight, sometimes only need water or branches.
14. Most of Herman's photographs are spontaneous - just moments of the life of local residents captured in the frame.
15. Only occasionally did the photographer ask residents of the suburbs of Jakarta to pose.
16. It is thanks to their naturalness that these photographs are so unique and unusual.
17. Despite the fact that Indonesia is developing very quickly, outside the big cities life is much slower.
18. Herman tries to capture the charm of places where it seems that time has stopped. Until time changes them beyond recognition.
19. It is worth a little distance from the tourist routes to discover a world that is not in guidebooks.
20. This is a world that you will not find in travel guides. This is the world that Hermann Damar wants to immortalize in his photographs.
21. The Thousand Islands District, located in the Java Sea, attracts mainly sea tourists: divers, windsurfers, and pedal boats.
22. Do children need a lot to be happy?
23. The girl's face just shines with happiness.
24. Barefoot in the rain with an umbrella-leaf. When was the last time your kids played like that?