Underwater photographs have become commonplace ever since the introduction of waterproof cameras into the public market. Most of them feature the vividly colorful underwater seascape – complete with corals, fish, an an occasional shark. Indonesian photographer Hengki Koentjoro went against the grain with his heavily desaturated photos. With all the colors leached out, his underwater photos turn menacing. Oddly enough, it is this quality that makes his work more compelling. Hengki studied video production and fine art photography in the Brooks Institute of Photography in California. He currently lives and works in Java, Indonesia.
I love my dogs, reading books, and taking great pictures with my battered but still functional digital camera. Taking great pictures with a high end camera is almost too easy, producing fantastic images with an outdated one is an accomplishment by itself.