the Departure is my 1st photo essay to document all my travels in abstract and straightforward images. Numbers, seats, movements, lights, terminals, buses, trains, planes, stranger and yet familiar faces with their own expression are the main particles of the Departure. To capture and embrace the priceless moment that been forgotten by crowd are the reason for me to come out with this photo essay.
the Departure mainly presented in series of black & white photographs however due to beautiful colors of the sky, sea, river and land I decide to present some of the photos in colors.
Inspired by Ricardo Cezar.
: Sampoerna – Mabul & Sipadan Island, Sabah . November 2010.
Finally it’s time for Mabul & Sipadan Island. The trip mainly for diving as Sipadan is one of world’s top dive site. The underwater visibility is up to 30 meters! Turtles are everywhere, countless white tip sharks, diversity of exotic small marine life and imagine enormous schools of barracuda in tornado-like formations just swim few meters above you! i wish i had underwater casing for my dslr so that i can share what i saw here, not yet but i will come back to Sipadan because there is one dive site that i can’t dive yet as advance diver, only dive master are allowed to dive there, Turtle Cave – A turtle tomb that lies underneath the column of the island, formed by an underwater limestone cave with a labyrinth of tunnels and chambers that contain many skeletal remains of turtles that become lost and drown before finding the surface. And that time i will bring back the photos! 🙂 The trip was meaningful to me, it’s one of items in my bucket list. Dive Sipadan – checked!