Archive for June, 2006

New Photoblog or Just Playin?

Posted on 30. Jun, 2006 by .

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I’ve been messing around with the idea of creating a straight-up photoblog with minimal writing for those visitors who seek only the imagery. I also would rather be able to display the photos in a larger size than the blog allows for.

If you’ve been following me for a while you know that I have a gallery that hasn’t been updated in forever, a flickr account that is consistently updated but lacks my own personalization, a smugmug account from which I sell prints (and never upload to), and of course this blog. Somehow that seems like one too many already.
I’ve toyed with the idea of a separate blog for my writing and a photoblog for photos for quite some time, but haven’t actively pursued it for a few reasons:

  • the blog definitely receives decent traffic and many long time visitors whom most likely don’t wish to try to keep up with multiple sites
  • often the photos have a story behind them, and reiterating on two separate sites seems like overkill (and a lot of work)
  • flickr, although not the prettiest, does provide a huge audience. I’ve received a few ‘jobs’ via flickr already.
  • who wants to try updating 5 different sites?

So despite these points I spent a lot of time yesterday setting up this: The Java Jive Photoblog. It’s definitely unfinished, unpolished, and lacking content; consider this an experiment only. What are your thoughts on handling this ‘problem’? Should I just stick with the blog/flickr/smugmug (and maybe utilize the gallery I already have)? Should I pursue the photoblog idea?

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Tea Forever

Posted on 29. Jun, 2006 by .

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176350693 341c6dd205 Tea Forever

Javanese tea plantations stretch as far as the eye can see. This tea is exported all over the world. We had a chance to tour the immense factory where it is processed from the initial harvest all the way till it’s ready for shipping – fascinating stuff.

Past Lembang, near Ciater, one hour from Bandung or 3-4 hours from Jakarta.

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Posted on 27. Jun, 2006 by .

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These Hands

Posted on 22. Jun, 2006 by .

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green hands These Hands

A brilliant green wall was marked with these hands and nothing else. There was no meaning to them, no purpose, no author.

Sunda Kelapa Fish Market, Jakarta, Indonesia

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A Time for Prayer

Posted on 18. Jun, 2006 by .

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prayer A Time for Prayer

Villagers near my home opened their doors and their hearts to our presence.

Kelapa Gading, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Posted on 15. Jun, 2006 by .

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