Kamis, 28 Oktober 2010

Children of the Paradise

Let me introduce you to one of Indonesia's paradise! Imagine the blue waters, the dolphins chasing your boat, the rich rainforest and the friendly villagers of Kelumbayan, South Lampung in the notorious Sumatra Island. It truly is a paradise lost! The virgin beaches and the unexplored woods. That little red spot on my map, is your perfect image of a paradise!

I wont show you the picture of the beaches, or the woods. I'll let you imagine it!

But you'll never imagine how the people in that paradise lived apart from the modern technologies. No electricity, no phones, no roads. This place is so quiet! It takes hours of drive to reach nearest city, in the roadless condition. It's simply isolated if i may say.

They've never seen cars or anything like cameras. So they became surprisingly curious with our things. Let me introduce you to the curious kids in front of my lenses :)

Here they are!

Smiles
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

I believe it's his first time in front of a camera.
It was so nice to see child this happy in these 'hectic' days :)

Peek
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

The kids in this village was really into cameras.
There was like a bunch of cameras there, the 'big' ones, that's how they called it.
Those kids were just too curious that they kept marching around us!
Look at how they peek at us!

Sandals
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

Too shy to show their faces :D

The Girls of the South
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

All the girls in the village, with all their pride and prejudice :)
They're showing a slightly different level of maturity from the boys.

Wheel and Stick
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

A classic wheel and stick game.
Timeless :)

Boys Will be Boys
Kelumbayan Lampung Selatan, Sumatera , 2 October 2010
Canon EOS 550D
Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
n/a
digital

Being curious, happy and shy; they were just kids :)


Then, i promise to myself I'll be back for their simple smiles again. I've fallen in love with the rivers of Kelumbayan.