mahabis photography // nature’s panoramas by paulus kristanto
Sit back and unwind as Paulus Kristanto’s stunning panoramas transport you to secluded beaches and sunset-lit piers. The Indonesian photographer’s series, The Beauty of Nature effortlessly captures relaxing scenes that evoke feelings of tranquillity.
Although Kristanto’s background is in Graphic Design, he has a keen eye for photography, focusing for this series on composition, lighting and colour. His landscapes range from peaceful natural scenes, to bustling cityscapes, showcasing the diversity of the world that we live in.
Photographs of beaches, isolated and remote, evoke wistful feelings of calm and serenity. Imagine yourself strolling along the pier wearing your mahabis, or sitting looking out to the beach with a drink in hand.
Kristanto perfectly captures the essence of peacefulness that we often seek from photographs, transporting the viewer to a restful location. You can almost hear the waves lapping against the shore.
In stark contrast, Kristanto’s bustling city scenes remind us that we are never far away from civilisation, and that there are few places that are truly isolated. This encourages us to take a step away from the hustle and bustle of city life, and to seek our own sanctuary, wherever we can find it.
We are then transported to the countryside, and endless panoramas of luscious fields and hills as far as the eye can see. Again, these images capture what we so often seek from downtime: quiet, relaxation and isolation. Taking a slow walk across these fields would be the perfect way to de-stress and unwind.