Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Going Solo


There’s no shortage of spectacular sights in Indonesia: live volcanoes, ancient temples, endless rice terraces. I enjoyed visiting and photographing all of those places, but some of my best memories and – I think – some of my best pictures came from wandering the streets of the towns and cities, and experiencing the everyday life of the country. People, markets, street food, patterns and details: these are some of the things I most enjoy photographing.

Solo, also known as Surakarta, in central Java is my kind of town. It’s a fairly unassuming place, full of warm, friendly people going about their business in no great hurry, and I hope that these pictures capture some of that mood.











3 Responses to “Going Solo”

  1. Erma Santo

    Those vendors selling goods are not any different from our vendors here in the Philippines. They sell almost the same stuff. Glad to see such similarities and I hope I’ll see them in person someday. Thank you for these! 😊

  2. bluebrightly

    This certainly does capture the mood, and the colors are so rich, without being unreal. I’m glad you found this town and wandered around with your camera.

  3. Alison and Don

    A marvellous collection of photos Jon. I can imagine myself at that market taking the same kind of images. I like the way you’ve grouped four in a frame.


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