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Photographer Hengki Koentjoro Captures Ocean Beauty

 - Oct 5, 2010   Updated: Aug 11 2011
References: koentjoro & blog.gessato
Hengki Koentjoro was born in Central Java, Indonesia. The photographer, who now resides in Santa Barbara, California, often returns to his homeland to capture the beauty and essence of its culture and surroundings. Among his favorite subjects are the bountiful creatures and plants that can be found living under the sea.

Adding a dimension of depth and mystery to sea life is the fact that Hengki Koentjoro shoots mostly in black and white.

Implications - The use of black and white photography on part of artists hearkens back to a simpler time when all art was done using analog methods. The artist community is experiencing a shift with the popularization of post-production programs, placing higher value on those artists whose skill transcends the mouse and extends into more old-school, tried and true methods.