Archive for April, 2008

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

The ceremony was closed to the public, I wandered around the stadium looking for protests, supporters, anyone at all but nobody seemed to care. I didn’t get around to organising a photo pass in advance, and security was very tight. The police were particularly friendly and chilled out.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
Riot gear sits unused as the ceremony unfolds peacefully.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
A balinese statue and a Chinese flag outside the Bung Karno stadium.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
A quick tour around the stadium as everyone leaves the ceremony in case of last minute trouble.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
Unused protective head gear.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay
A Chinese official keeps an eye out for potential trouble.

Jakarta Olympic Torch Relay

Local market

Monday, April 21st, 2008

I’m going to try to pop out for half an hour each day to document life at the local market,
here are today’s photos.

Jakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta
Jakarta

Out and about in Jakarta

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

We’ve been hosting a couchsurfer recently, which gave me a much needed kick to go out and take some photos of Jakarta while showing people around.

Monas
Monas
Monas
Monas
Pasar Benhil
Pasar Benhil
Pasar Benhil
Pasar Benhil
Pasar Benhil
Pasar Benhil

Sore

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Sore are a popular Indonesian band, I took some studio shots of them for Rolling Stone Indonesia, hopefully the first of many shoots for them! Sore means ‘afternoon’, and is pronounced ‘Sorray’.

Sore