Smith Journal, an Australian-based publication, published a 6 pages feature of ‘Rebel Riders’ along with an interview regarding the process behind the project on its 30th issue. It will be available on the newsstand until the end of May 2019.
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.
First post for 2018: publication from an assignment for 11 FREUNDE following Persija's ultras Curva Nord's bus journey from Jakarta to Solo during the Indonesian Derby: Persija vs Persib Bandung. While the match didn't live up to expectation, the trip did, especially after the bus I boarded were attacked on the highway by Persib's fans :D
Below are the 14 pages layout of the published story. Will post the outtakes a bit later.
Client: 11 Freunde
Assigning Editor: Kai Senf
Writer: Andreas Bock
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.
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.
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).
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.