Google's Local Guide Rolling On: Sri Lestari

Last August, I got a chance to produce a short documentary for Google's Local Guide Rolling On, a series which focuses on how people with disabilities navigate the city they are living in. The short film features Sri Lestari, a disability rights activist living in Solodiran, Klaten, Central Java. In the production, I worked with Giri Prasetyo, a really good friend of mine who happened to be a great cinematographer and director. Apart from being the producer, I also capture the scene as the second cameraman. Sound was amazingly handled by Mirwan Arfah, a native of Yogyakarta.

Sri Lestari in her parents house © Muhammad Fadli

Sri Lestari in her parents house © Muhammad Fadli

The production days were pretty straightforward with one shooting day reserved to capture Sri's daily activities, and another day for B-roll.

Watch the finished documentary below.

Client: GOOGLE Inc
Producer: Muhammad Fadli
Director of Photography and 1st Cameraman: Giri Prasetyo
2nd Cameraman: Muhammad Fadli
Sound: Mirwan Arfah

Museum MACAN's Aaron Seeto for Mabuhay

Commissioned by Mabuhay, the inflight magazine of Philippine Airlines, I made portrait of Aaron Seeto, the director of Museum MACAN (Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara).  

 Aaron Seeto of Museum Macan, Jakarta, Indonesia

Museum MACAN is the first institution of its kind in Indonesia which provides significant and growing collection of modern and contemporary art from Indonesia and around the world toward the public. The Museum has an active program of exhibitions and events in a 4,000 square meter facility including onsite education and conservation spaces.

Christoph Schulz's Portrait for NEON

I made portrait of Christoph Schulz for Neon at the beginning of last October. The image was published on November issue of the magazine. 

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Christoph, who founded Care Elite, is a promoter of greener life and plastic-free products. When I met him for the portrait session at the beach in Lombok, he was just finished initiating a beach cleaning excursion involving local population and tourists alike.

 Portrait of Christoph Schulz, Careelite.

Visit his website to know him more.

Client: NEON Magazin
Assigning Editor: Frauke Schnoor

Indonesian Hajj Scam Reportage for The Wall Street Journal

Recent work for The Wall Street Journal on First Travel scam, one of the biggest frauds in Indonesia’s history: $63 millions from nearly 60,000 victims.

Asmana, the streetside noodle seller portrayed on the cover, saved her earnings to pay a trip to Mecca. The agency took her money without booking her trip. 

Portrait of Asmanah and her husband in their rented boarding house.

Portrait of Asmanah and her husband in their rented boarding house.

Written by Anita Rachman.

Read the full story and see more photographs here.

The Banda Journal Goes Back Home

After three years in the making (since 2014) my collaborative documentary project with Fatris MF, The Banda Journal, is finally done. During the course of the project, some of the photographs has been published and exhibited in several places. But we're yet to exhibit the finished project. So it's a really nice coincidence that since early this October a month-long festival called Pesta Rakyat Banda 2017 is currently being held in Banda Islands. Without too much thinking, we decided to bring back the project into its birthplace. Since there's no real gallery or whatsoever on the islands, we pasted the images on various walls around the town of Banda Naira. All in all, we're amazed by the feedbacks from the islanders.

Below are some documentation of the exhibition.

The Banda Journal Exhibtion online poster

The Banda Journal Exhibtion online poster

Banda Eli special section in P. Schelling house.

Banda Eli special section in P. Schelling house.

Pasting the photographs.

Pasting the photographs.

 
Pasted images.

Pasted images.

Me and Lukman pose for photo after pasting an image in PT. Pala Banda.

Me and Lukman pose for photo after pasting an image in PT. Pala Banda.

Pasting the image where it was taken in the first place.

Pasting the image where it was taken in the first place.

A short interview by Rahung Nasution. 

A short interview by Rahung Nasution. 

One image at the market.

One image at the market.

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The exhibition will still be up until the end of the festival (11 November). But honestly, the images will still be there until the rain washed them away. And then....our next job will be publishing the book. 

Special thanks to Pesta Rakyat Banda, I Was Here network, Lukman Ang, Adis, Arul, Anca, and everyone who lend helps during the installation of the photographs.

P.S: If anyone is interested to do this kind of exhibition (wheatpaste), please do not hesitate asking. I'd be happy to share my recipe. Otherwise, I'd probably write about my method in a separate post.

Azerbaijan in 8 Days

Last spring, I finally got my chance visiting Azerbaijan during a travel assignment for DestinAsian Indonesia. Although the work revolved around the capital of Baku, I managed to venture out a bit to Xinaliq, one of the highest village in the Caucasus. It's great that after three years, I kickstarted myself to write again. The feature, which was published last month, can be read here (in Indonesian only). Below are some photos from the trip:

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