Indonesian photo hobbyist Hengki Lee admits that he only started shooting in 2009—but in looking at his images, one would think he’d been born with camera in hand. His black-and-white photos are stark silhouettes of lives in progress, inspiring the viewer to wander through his or her own imagination to tell the story of what is happening beyond the stretch of Lee’s lens.
Some shots are poignant, eliciting memories of childhoods in progress and past, while others—the silhouette of the soldier in the tank—are darker, foreboding. With very simple tools, Lee is able to paint a much broader picture than the mere hues in the shot.
[quote] The idea behind my shots are [sic] simply about curiosity, dream, poetry, and emotion. ‘The beauty of being different’ is the message I am trying to get across by portraying works [that] do not belong to the mainstream.” [/quote]