LIFE IS NOT LIKE BLACK WHITE COLOR
Since the age of 10, I really like the black and white photos of my father. My father became an inspiration for me to persevere in black and white photos. But I feel that life is not as simple as black and white. Especially when I was born from the mother's womb, immediately inhaled the breath of Eastern culture which has a complex view of life, for example, life is colorful, life is a feeling, life is a series of thousands of questions, even life is full of mysteries that indeed give space open to many variations of interpretations that are never final only with black or white moments. In my understanding, black and white, light and dark, yin and yang, good and evil are the basic colors of life. Why? Because black and white represent the realities of life that are contradictory, unpredictable, and sometimes the Western mindset is difficult to reconcile. For the western mindset, the reality of life is black or white and there is no coma. Black and white summarize the fact that humans are created by men and women (normal) and outside men and women is an anomaly. This is the product of the western mindset which later gave birth to science. Science is born because of a rigid, strict mindset, and does not give room for mystery. In the course of the black and white western mindset, it actually destroys the world order. Then there is the process of desacralization (removal of sacredness) over nature and the human body when nature and the body are seen only in black or white. From that moment on, the western world then began to look at the eastern world. Why? Because the view of the eastern world by most people is expected to be a solution to the chaos of human life and nature today. Is that right? What is certain at this time, there are many who do meditation activities, yoga and doing inner exercise in various ways. I learned a lot from humans and black and white photos.