Graffiti can be seen even in residential areas in Jakarta. Graffiti is a type of iconography drawn on walls using spray paint or felt-tip pens. Even in Tokyo, graffiti is often seen from trains and underneath elevated bridges. I guess it is the same in the United States, Japan, and here in Indonesia that people feel compelled to draw on walls. As you can see from the Altamira and Lascaux caves, humans have been painting on walls since long ago.
However, it is still a bit unsettling to see graffiti all over the place when I am walking around. The area where the graffiti is located has an image of being unsafe, so it's best not to see it if possible. If there isn't, I feel like it's a sign that the area I am walking around is safe.
As I walked through the residential area, there was a large wall suitable for drawing something. It was the kind of wall that a Cro-Magnon would have been compelled to draw something. Unfortunately, there are no more Cro-Magnons in this world. Instead, two girls were standing by the wall and drawing something. The pattern of the graffiti they were drawing was soft and suited the relaxed atmosphere of the residential area.
September 27, 2020
SONY ALPHA 7R II
ZEISS BATIS 2/40 CF