Boys Playing In Taman Sari District

Boys playing in Taman Sari district in Jakarta
Shot at Taman Sari district in Jakarta, Indonesia ©Tetsu Ozawa
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When I walked around the Taman Sari district, I found some boys playing by the wayside

I was walking through a residential area in Jakarta. Children were playing in the street. One boy was lying on the ground, surrounded by many boys. They were making a lot of noise. I was not sure what they were doing. But there must be some kind of solid story going on among the boys. In a manner of speaking, the boys are enjoying a parallel world somewhere other than here. As if to clearly show the unreality of this, the boy who was sitting alone and away from other boys was silently beating the drums. While the drumming was going on, time in a parallel universe was going on here.

The sound of drums echoed in the street. And the boys were playing as if they were performing a ritual. But that solemn game was almost destroyed a bit by my camera. A few boys began to show interest in the camera, disregarding the ritual. Even in such a situation, the boy who was beating the drum kept drumming nonchalantly, without changing his expression.

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Jul 2020 INDONESIA PEOPLE

Where is Taman Sari district in Jakarta?

PHOTO DATA

No

11588

Shooting Date

Jan 2020

Posted On

July 2, 2020

Place

Jakarta, Indonesia

Genre

Street Photography

Camera

SONY ALPHA 7R II

Lens

ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF