Living in a big busy city has got us an impression that everyone has lived a life like we have. However, the work of Herman Damar has proved it wrong. This self-taught Indonesian photographer has caught warm moments from the everyday lives of villagers living outside of Jakarta, the nation’s capital. His works are about children at play, or the time spent together with beloved ones. It definitely revealed a life of idyllic and poetic, which is quite different from ours. See more works click here. ( Source: 500px )
“The best thing is, I can be in direct contact with them, their happiness and their lives, and I am very happy to capture in my camera”
“Indonesian people are very diverse and humble, they are very happy when I take a shoot“ Damar told Bored Panda
These images were taken in villages “on the outskirts of Jakarta, unspoiled [by] technological advances”
“Indonesia is very rich in culture and have a thousands of beautiful islands, Indonesian people are very friendly.”
Damar said that the best way to capture photos like his was to spend more time among the people “to better understand their culture and their character, and the best time is in the morning between the 7-9 am”
Most of Damar’s photos “are captured spontaneously, but sometimes I help to direct [their] poses”
We’d like to thank Herman Damar for giving Bored Panda an interview and letting us use his photos. We wish him the best of luck!