Saturday, 8 March 2008

Matt Brandon: Sumatra

Image © Matt Brandon-All Rights Reserved

Matt Brandon over at the Digital Trekker just returned from an assignment in Sumatra, and has great portraits to share with us. He traveled to the small community of Sekayu in Sumatra, which is populated by a community of friendly and welcoming Muslim people called the Musi. They live up and down the Musi River that flows through their territory and down through Palembang.

Having converted some of his resulting photographs to B&W, he put up a slideshow with music. My favorite one is of this elderly woman...I chose it because Matt managed to expose her face very nicely, and process the photograph just perfectly....despite the shadows thrown by the hat. Not an easy photograph to make well.

Matt Brandon's Sumatra