Going Underwater with Hengki Koentjoro


Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro has documented the oceans surrounding Indonesia’s 13,000 islands. Inspried by Ansel Adams, the images are captured in a rich, dark, mysterious monochrome. When asked about using monochrome, Hengki says “It is more pliable therefore more freedom in expressing your idea. With the Zone System by Ansel Adams, you are in the practice of seeing things around you in monochrome or learning to see in black and white. This helps a lot in choosing your proper subject matter and forecasting how it’ll look later on in post production.” Via