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R. F. Kusuma

Maybe among you who love analogue photography or at least have ever bought analogue cameras would know this particular friend of ours. He’s one of our few friends from the virtual world that eventually become friends in the real life (blame it on the Facebook :p). A Jakarta based analog photographer-slash-graffitiartist-slash-entrepreneur-slash-blogger, Renaldy Fernando Kusuma or Enat for short.

Enat became familiar with analogue cameras since 2008, when Lomo were such a hit here in Indonesia. Enat started his interest in the world of analog photography by doing experiments, such as red-scales, multi-exposures, etc. In 2009, Enat and some of his friends who were active in Kaskus (Indonesian based online forum) created a community of toy / plastic cameras known as Klastic. But after 2 years as a chairman, Enat decided to continue his passion on photography himself.

 

“Never underestimate the power of a flyer, because one flyer could changed your life forever”

 

We always thought that Enat became a photographer first and then a graffiti artist later. It turned out wrong! His interest in graffiti emerged after he saw a flyer for Medium Rare event in 2005 and it filled with bio of the graffiti artists. Since then he started to draw on the wall in 2006 with the alias name MUMU and later on he joined MASE CREW in 2007. In 2012 he organized one of the most talk-about event in the world of graffiti, Indonesia Character Meeting (ICM).

Enat prefers his photograph in color rather than in black and white. The reason is simple, because he likes to photograph plants, landscape and guess what? Young girls :p His photographs are mostly inspired by some of the Asian photographers like Patrick Tsai, Kotori Kawashima, Sayaka Minemura, and Astrid Prasetianti (they made a photobook together in 2012)

A lil bit about his camera,
1. His very first camera, Fujica MA1 (he bought it at thrift market for just Rp. 15.000,- or around $1)
2. The most memorable camera, Skina Smile (memorable because of the journey he took when he finally get his hands on that)
3. The camera that he already sold and later regret doing it, Ricoh R1s
4. His dream camera, Minolta TC1

Currently Enat is active on analog photography zine called The Future of the Past with Astrid Prasentianti and their friends, created a clothing brand named Tjau, and in his works with analog photography through JellyPlayground which he started since 2009.

R. F. Kusuma

R. F. Kusuma

R. F. Kusuma

more photos after the jump!

The Field Dining

Nothing brings people together like warm ambience on the weekend. Even when the weather is getting chillier than a polar bear’s nose, we’re always on the look out for ways to spend our day-off outside, all soak up with the nature and probably with some delicious foods on the plates.

Last Sunday, we took a trip to the upper side of Bandung for The Field Dining. It was a preliminary event to Braga Culinary Night that is going to happen early next year. We spent our Sunday morning amongst the greenest of the fields and peaceful rural scenery for a full course dining experience under the sun.

more photos after the jump!

Morrie & Oslo on LivingLoving.net

Yay! Kind girls from Living Loving featured us on their blog! You can check out our “One Day In Bandung” on their site. Their blog filled with all the inspirations and DIY projects of anything artsy-craftsy, your inner crafty mind will be jumping for joy.

Thanks, Living Loving!

Taken with Yashica FX3 Super + Kodak Colorplus (Oslo)

Büro Destruct in Bandung

Oh what a dull life it would be without graphic designers. No typography, pretty posters or eye-friendly book-covers layouts? We’re feeling a little dreary just thinking about it.

Three cheers then for the folk at Büro Destruct, who spend their days turning creative ideas into full-blown design-y types. They run some pretty great graphic design studio from their hometown, Bern, the capital city of Switzerland and they pretty much live up to their great history as one of the most sought after graphic design studio in the world. They design some of the most well known typography for pretty much everything. From posters for events to children books illustrations, even Radiohead use one of Büro Destruct’s font for their Kid A cover album. Pretty cool, eh?

We’re lucky enough to came to their Small City Big Design Lecture last Friday at Maja House. Lopetz and Fideljus showed some of Büro Destruct’s works from 1994 till present. Along with another guest speakers like Danny Wicaksono, Ismail Reza, and Herry “Ucok” Sutresna, the round table discussions between the speakers were engagingly inspiring!

The Forest

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Taman Hutan Raya Djuanda, Bandung. 2013.

Taken with Yashica FX3 Super + Fujifilm Superia