Pictures from the other Side

The title of this book, Pictures from the other Side, has a double meaning: The ‚other side‘ in this context means a view of Jakarta and Indonesia from the viewpoint of an outsider, a foreigner. The title page illustrates this ‚other side‘ with a wide street cutting through the city with the curious face of a child on the opposite side. The second meaning of ‚other side‘ comes from the purpose of this book which I put together with my friends in Europe in mind.

The book shows Jakarta as it is. However, I have not deliberately searched for the ugly corners, I have set out to illustrate my world as it appears to me. Without question, Indonesia has many beautiful sides which are worth to be captured in images and shown to the world – and there are other books which do this very well. This is my personal view in black and white photography.