Incredible Black & White Storytelling Silhouettes


Photographer Hengki Lee features sharp silhouettes in his black and white photographs that, each in their own right, evoke a sense of stillness, adventure, and nostalgia. By playing with different settings as backdrops, the Indonesia-based photo enthusiast captures both the beauty of the environment and the silhouetted scene taking place in the foreground. The anonymity of these shadowy figures allows the spectator to create their own story and perhaps even draw a connection to their own lives.

Lee, who first adopted photography as a hobby in 2009, says, “The Idea behind my shots are simply about curiosity, dream, poetry and emotion. ‘The beauty of being different’ is the message I am trying to get across by portraying works which do not belong to the mainstream.” There is certainly a dream-like presence in these series of works whose prominent figures seem to stand alone. While there are some images of groups of children at play, the bulk of the Indonesia-based photographer’s work focuses on isolated subjects. Curiously, this independence from other human figures doesn’t portray loneliness, but rather a sort of freedom to explore the world and grow oneself.

Also present in numerous images is activity, whether int he form of a sport or work. Often it is a solitary effort to gain the mental and physical fitness that such activities can provide. It is quite poetic the way Lee exhibits such recreations and pursuits. For one biker, it is literally an uphill battle.













Hengki Lee website
Hengki Lee on 500px



January 21, 2017

Countless Glittering Stars Illuminate a Dreamy World Below

For those of us who live in a bustling, crowded metropolis, a glittering sky filled with stars is a spectacular sight we rarely get to see. Finnish photographer Oscar Keserci offers us glimpses of these astounding views and tranquil starry nights. His breathtaking images showcase dark skies fully illuminated by millions of brilliant celestial points.

Read Article


January 20, 2017

Floating Cabin Lets Nature-Lovers Sleep in the Treetops of Sweden

If you’ve ever dreamed of cuddling up in a contemporary treehouse, the 7th Room Treehotel may be your new favorite getaway. Designed by Snøhetta—a design office that dabbles in landscaping, architecture, interiors, and brand design—the floating bungalow is tucked away in Northern Sweden and perfectly positioned for a sweeping view of the Northern Lights. The 7th Room is elevated by twelve 10-meter stilts and is beautifully built around the towering trunk of a pine tree.

Read Article


Get Our Weekly Newsletter