While still in Bandung, I had the chance to meet with photographer Henrycus Napitsungaro.
I first saw his work at Gallery S.14, at the home of Aminudin Siregar. I immediately took an interest in his work, and Aminudin set up a meeting for us.
Henrycus showed me two bodies of work, After Image (shown here, a sort of autobiographical piece), and a series of photographs made in Chinatown in Bandung.
I was most interested in After Image, perhaps because of its similarities with my own work. The pictures explore his family life, with several self-portraits that include his mother. The photographs are beautifully crafted silver prints, rich and sensitive.
It was a pleasure to connect with Henrycus. We shared a number of similar interests, and spent quite a while talking about photography.
A real photographer’s photographer, I hope we made a connection that can continue.