Dickxon Fernando, Indonesian digital artist

Tuesday, 1 August, 2017

Artwork by Dickxon Fernando

Thought provoking, and mind boggling. Two ways to sum up the work of Indonesian digital artist Dickxon Fernando.

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The work of Bali based US artist Tracy Hamer

Thursday, 1 December, 2016

Artwork by Tracy Hamer

Like Australian artist Brad Eastman, US artist and drawer Tracy Hamer has the good fortune to be based in Bali, Indonesia, at the moment. I expect an artist who might find themselves in some sort of creative rut would soon find inspiration, given the beauty of the location. See more of her work here.

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Khirzan Ulinnuha’s illustrations of legend and imagination

Friday, 25 November, 2016

Illustration by Khirzan Ulinnuha

Khirzan Ulinnuha is a freelance illustrator living and working in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, located on the island of Java. His work features an array of fantastic and fearsome people, and creatures, of legend and imagination.

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Day to day life from Indonesia, photos by Buya Indra

Monday, 26 September, 2016

Photo by Buya Indra

Through his work, Medan based photographer Buya Indra offers us glimpses of day to day life from Indonesia. See more of his photography on his Instagram page.

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Bali, as seen in six short films

Wednesday, 26 August, 2015

Six stories of Balinese customs and traditions, filmed by Brandon Li, during a recent trip to Indonesia. Beautiful.

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Surfing at night, guided only by the light of a… flare

Thursday, 26 September, 2013

Some night time surfing with… flare, literally, near the Mentawai Islands, off the west coast of Sumatra, Indonesia.

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Indonesia, the land of one minute memories, many, many, of them

Friday, 26 July, 2013

Melbourne motion and graphics designer Luke Saunders puts a slightly different slant on the travel video, at least the ones I’ve been featuring here recently, in One Minute Memories, inspired by recent visits to Indonesia.

Saya suka.

Via Australian Infront.

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Stranger than we can imagine, life on Lembeh Island’s sea floor

Tuesday, 28 May, 2013

A stretch of ocean between the central Indonesian island Sulawesi, and Lembeh Island, immediately to its east, is home to a colourful, and definitely unique, array of marine creatures.

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The big picture: Indonesia’s Kawah Ijen Volcano

Wednesday, 3 June, 2009

About two months ago I posted a link to photos of the Kawah Ijen Volcano in Indonesia, and its lake of sulfuric acid. Big Picture has now assembled some amazing photos of the volcano, together with the sulfur miners who work there, and the often very dangerous environment they operate in.

In East Java, Indonesia lies Kawah Ijen volcano, 2,600 meters tall (8,660ft), topped with a large caldera and a 200-meter-deep lake of sulfuric acid. The quietly active volcano emits gases through fumaroles inside the crater, and local miners have tapped those gases to earn a living. Stone and ceramic pipes cap the fumaroles, and inside, the sulfur condenses into a molten red liquid, dripping back down and solidifying into pure sulfur. Miners hack chunks off with steel bars, braving extremely dangerous gases and liquids with minimal protection, then load up as much as they can carry for the several kilometers to the weighing station. Loads can weigh from 45 to 90kg (100 – 200 lbs), and a single miner might make as many as two or three trips in a day. At the end of a long day, miners take home approximately Rp50,000 ($5.00 u.s.). The sulfur is then used for vulcanizing rubber, bleaching sugar and other industrial processes nearby.

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Kawah Ijen and the Indonesian lake of acid

Tuesday, 31 March, 2009

Some incredible photos of the often dangerous sulfur mining carried out at the Kawah Ijen Volcano in East Java, Indonesia, including a lake filled with water that has the same acidity as car battery solution.

Kawah Ijen is one of the most incredible and surreal places I’ve ever visited. It’s the site of a labor intensive sulfur mining operation where miners collect and carry huge loads of pure sulfur up from the crater floor along a steep, rocky path amid clouds of sulfur dioxide gas, all for the equivalent of about ten dollars a day.

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