In November I was in Bali to shoot a stunning bamboo house for Elle Decor. Eclipse House is part of the Green Village Bali and the brainchild of designer Elora Hardy. Thrilled that one of my shots made the front cover.
Last month I returned to Krakatau for 2 nights - continuing on my ongoing personal project about Indonesia's volcanoes. It was a full moon which illuminated the landscape throughout the night. This image is a digital contact from my Fuji 6x9 cm medium format camera.
Posted by martin westlake at 20:54
Just got film back from recent trip to central java to shoot mount merapi from merbabu - beautiful dry season autumnal hues on both volcanoes. Continuing on my personal project about indonesia's volcanoes.
Posted by martin westlake at 07:42
Portrait of Maria Loretha or 'Mama Sorghum'. From a return visit to Likotuden village in East Flores in May. Shot for we feed the world. Since 2007 Maria has championed sorghum + reintroduced it to farming communities in East Flores, after decades of government policies supporting mass rice planting + cultural shaming of people who ate sorghum. The soil in the village of East Nusa Tenggara is too poor to grow vegetables + the rice crop often fails. But drought resistant sorghum thrives in these arid conditions and thanks to Maria's initiative has now been returned as the primary daily staple. For this project I shot with my 4x5 camera + hasselblad.
Posted by martin westlake at 10:30
Last week I was in Yogyakarta on a commercial shoot. After the shoot I tried to get some new images of Mount Merapi for my volcanoes project. Sadly despite the weather the volcano was either covered in clouds or blocked by fog. To make up for this I spent a fun morning at the south alun-alun where I shot this portrait of a vendor selling balloons and kids toys with my 6x7. Processing + scan by artisanfilmlab in Jakarta.
Posted by martin westlake at 10:20
I just returned from an interesting 2 days shooting Krakatau volcano. The volcano has been highly active since the end of June. I continue on a long term personal project documenting Indonesia's volcanoes, shooting with my 4x5 + 6x9 cameras.
Posted by martin westlake at 10:10