"Wallflowers: Lombok Island" Jonah Meyers
As travelers, when we come upon a place that is so far removed from what we know, the experience can feel surreal - as if you’re attending an extravagant theatrical production with elaborate set pieces and costumed performers. This was my experience when I first visited Lombok, an island that lies just east of Bali in Indonesia. The sensory effect of being on the island is overwhelming – the smell of burning coconut, the frenetic energy of the outdoor markets, the intense colors of the architecture and clothing, the 4 AM call to prayer…
The portraits I am presenting here of local farmers, fisherman, schoolchildren, and island workers blur the lines between documentary and fiction. They are an attempt to capture the sense of magical realism one experiences when they find themselves so far removed from what they know.
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