Rebel Riders is published for the pages on Esquire Russia Junie 2019 photo feature.
Images (including outtakes) from recent assignment about Carbon Credit for The Wall Street Journal in Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo).
Exceprt from original text by Jon Emont.
Eleven years ago Dharsono Hartono, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. banker, spotted what he thought was a new way to make a fortune: climate change. The plan was to snap up rain forest in Borneo, preserve it from logging and sell carbon credits to big polluting companies in the developed world. The earth’s temperature was rising, and this was a way to profit by confronting the problem.
His bet has been on what some investors hope will be the most profitable outcome of a warming climate: government regulation of carbon emissions. Those who correctly anticipate future government responses to climate change are likely to reap profits.
Mr. Hartono went in big. His company’s rain forest, a humid and swampy expanse home to orangutans and clouded leopards, is twice the size of New York City and has one of the largest carbon stores of any such project in the world.
But the carbon windfall never arrived.
It’s really unexpected that my project ‘Rebel Riders’ about the Indonesian Extreme Vespa community is becoming my very first monograph. The project was initially started only early last year during my participation of Obscura Photofestival’s Southeast Asian Photography Masterclass under mentorship of Jörg Brüggemann and Tobias Kruse. During the course of the project, my love of the subject started to grow. So after the masterclass was over I decided to continue the project. I wouldn’t say that the photographs only will be amazing, but it’s also because the one who designed it: Calin Kruse from Dienacht
Below are some sample pages from the photobook and also the newsprint index. The book is currently available for pre-order here. If you order it now before November 4, there will be a lot of extras coming along with the book (including free fine art print).
Muhammad Fadli: Rebel Riders
First Edition, 2018
Publisher: dienacht Publishing
Book: Hardcover, clothbound with embossed image and foil stamping on the cover and back cover
Size: 20x28 cm, 128 pages
Supplement/index: 26x36 cm, folded, 24 pages
Photography: Muhammad Fadli
Book design: Calin Kruse /FLUUT Grafik-Design
Collaboration: Yana Kruse
Congratulations to Paula Scheidt for winning Real21 Medienpreis (Real21 Media Prize) for the feature about Indonesian Islamic Boarding school title ‘Was Ist Ein Guter Muslim’ (What is a Good Muslim). The original feature was published earlier this year in Das Magazin
Although the award is for the writing, I am super happy to shot and worked alongside Paula for this piece. Assigned by Dorothea Fiedler from Studio Andreas Wellnitz.
Rebel Riders, my project about Indonesian so-called extreme vespa community has just been published in Silkwinds, Silk Air Inflight Magazine, June 2018. It includes some new images that I just shoot and developed recently.
Final publication of assignment in Iran for DestinAsian Indonesia. The images and words (I also happened to write again after so long) are published in April-June 2018 issue of the magazine. During the assignment, which highlights Iran after most of the sanctions being lifted, I managed to see the many part of the country: the bustling Terhan, Lut Desert in the south, and the Caspian region in the north. Read the full story here (in Indonesian only). And some extra images can be seen here.
Publication from a recent assignment from Mabuhay, Philippine Airlines Inflight Magazine, March 2018. A feature about Indonesian food revolution.