Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Pinhole Ideas Over A Cup of Coffee



Once a month, a group of photographers in Bandung get together for a late afternoon talk of nothing in particular in a forum called ONGKOSS (Omong Kosong Sore-sore), a name which literally means Afternoon Chatters. I'm a 'member' of the group (well, sort of, because this group has no formal membership; any photographers or people interested in photography can come and join the chat).

Last week, the gathering was held at Bengawan Coffee Shop on Jalan Bengawan 54 where a pinhole photography exhibition was being held as part of Komunitas Kamera Lubang Jarum Bandung (Bandung Pinhole Camera Community) efforts to introduce and share their works with the public.

I was there, and the topic being discussed that afternoon was Pinhole Challenge to The Established Photography Practice. It sounds serious enough. But believe me, the atmosphere was very informal: the coffees and the comradeship (camaraderie?) were not less important that what was being talked about.

Coffees, so it seemed, were the source of good friendship and ideas. A good flow of one is a good flow of the other.

8 comments:

Dina said...

These two photos make me want to see the rest of the two men. It does seem like a pleasant get-together, the way you describe the meeting.

Ken Mac said...

love the mood in the top shot

Wilz said...

Will be in bandung from 24th to 27th March...wonder if can join you guys for photo outing?

Pia Zakiyah said...

I love Kedai Kopi Mata Angin.. the place is hommy.. :)

AWANG said...

I love having kopi from brand'kapal api'.I prefer black no milk..
Most local people here prefer kopi tangkat ali.

Photo Cache said...

I hope I belong to a group like that. Cool shots.

arabesque said...

it's gr8 when photo enthusiasts get together and talk just about anything.
i hope i'd get the chance to take a break and join a group like that. ^0^

jeannette said...

Sounds like a great reason to get together for coffee! Hubby does something similar, but it's a class and they've gotten together for years...