• mahabis photography // adventures in java by reuben wu

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal
 
"In my visual work, I am driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden."

This week, we're fascinated by the work of photographer, film-maker and music producer Reuben Wu. His diverse collection of photography varies from urban architecture to some of the world's most deserted landscapes. Each photograph is captured with an otherworldly atmosphere, making some of the most remote locations look like dreamscapes. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Our favourites include this collection of taken in East Java. The contrast between vast and eery volcanic environments with the idyllic beaches shown below demonstrate just how varied each adventure in Indonesia can be. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Photographs, like music, can create an echo of a time and a place. To me, my images are more than pictures. They are fragments of memory and imagination.

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

 

In addition to these wide angle shots with small silhouettes in the foreground, Reuben gets up close and personal with volcanic craters. The peacefulness of his dreamy landscapes are replaced by the toxic and fiery plumes of Java's Kawah Ijen crater. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

This is landscape photography taken to the next level. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

The intensity of the photographs is aided by the light sources chosen by Wu. Using a combination of moonlight, dusk, and distant artificial light, the smokey and effect is amplified by volcanic steam drifting across the lens. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Reuben is also the co-founder of the band Ladytron, and has produced a vast array of music that has taken him across the world. You can check out more of his projects here, and follow him on instagram for regular updates. 

 

 

 

mahabis photography // adventures in java by reuben wu

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal
 
"In my visual work, I am driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden."

This week, we're fascinated by the work of photographer, film-maker and music producer Reuben Wu. His diverse collection of photography varies from urban architecture to some of the world's most deserted landscapes. Each photograph is captured with an otherworldly atmosphere, making some of the most remote locations look like dreamscapes. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Our favourites include this collection of taken in East Java. The contrast between vast and eery volcanic environments with the idyllic beaches shown below demonstrate just how varied each adventure in Indonesia can be. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Photographs, like music, can create an echo of a time and a place. To me, my images are more than pictures. They are fragments of memory and imagination.

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

 

In addition to these wide angle shots with small silhouettes in the foreground, Reuben gets up close and personal with volcanic craters. The peacefulness of his dreamy landscapes are replaced by the toxic and fiery plumes of Java's Kawah Ijen crater. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

This is landscape photography taken to the next level. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

The intensity of the photographs is aided by the light sources chosen by Wu. Using a combination of moonlight, dusk, and distant artificial light, the smokey and effect is amplified by volcanic steam drifting across the lens. 

 

reuben wu photography // mahabis journal

 

Reuben is also the co-founder of the band Ladytron, and has produced a vast array of music that has taken him across the world. You can check out more of his projects here, and follow him on instagram for regular updates. 

 

 

 

  • Alice Apsey
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