It has been couple years since I got my first DSLR Camera and finally I found this scrap of photos in my computer. I think it would be a nice idea to share it here.
Back in that time when I just finised my first year in Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB), I was actively involved in various local organisation and committee. In that very moment, my interest photography was growing and I decided to get a professional camera. See the connection? So I joined a committee of annual event in my campus, Open House Unit (OHU) , and quite obviously I served in the documentation team. In fact, this is my first opportunity to practice photography seriously.
OHU is simply an event to promote student activities from various background such as: education, art, religious, sport, journalism, etc., to new students. About 3.000 new students and not less than 60 student activities took part in that event.
Out of hundreds of photos I took, the head of team where I belonged asked each of us to provide 10 best photos to be displayed in public. So here they are in chronological order. All photos of mine here was taken with Sony A350.
#1 Committee First Gathering (26/6/2010)
Most of these people were just like me, a commencing sophomore (2nd year student). They belonged to various major.
#2 OHU Parade (1/8/2010)
A week prior to the main event, we organised a parade to promote OHU to Bandung citizen in Jl. Ir. H. Juanda (Dago) during weekly car free day occasion. Indeed, everyone would be welcomed to come, not only ITB students. Anyway, this photo was taken from the Surapati flyover. Perfect spot to capture everyone in a single frame.
#3 Heading Back (1/8/2010)
These people are from Loedroek student activity. Loedroek (old styled speeling), or Ludruk, is an art performance from East Java. That red-white shirt and the figure are part of their culture. In this photo, they were in Jl. Ganeca, heading back to their base after finished the parade along with the others.
#4 A Closing Performance by ITBJazz (1/8/2010)
A group of guys were playing jazz music as they belonged to ITBJazz. They played in front of ITB main gate, or mostly known as ‘Kubus’. This performance closed the whole parade procession.
#5 Capo Performance (3/8/2010)
So we had already invited public to come. What about the new students? We did it shortly after the reception assembly in Sasana Budaya Ganesha (Sabuga). Two guys from Unit Capoeira Quizumba ITB (UCQI) were performing some capoeira moves on stage in front of those new students.
#6 The Day! (7/8/2010)
So here is the day. You can see a lot of people were filling that spot, Boulevard ITB. They brought their sign and wore something that shows who they are. Note that the official wore yellow shirt.
#7 Meet Kendang of West Java (7/8/2010)
These guys belong to Lingkung Seni Sunda (LSS), a student activity whose interest is in the culture of Sundanese, the original ethnic group of West Java. Kendang is a Sundanese traditional drum. Do you guys have any idea what figures they are trying to depict by painting their faces like that?
#8 Tari Piring of West Sumatra (7/8/2010)
This guy was performing Tari Piring (English: plate dance, uh?), one of the most popular thing from West Sumatra besides their legendary cuisine. He is affiliated with Unit Kesenian Minangkabau (UKM), a student activity whose interest is in the culture of Minangnese, the original ethnic group of West Sumatra. Anyway, I would not be able to bow down as he did due to a massive amount of fat in my stomach 😛
#9 Balinese Dance
To be honest, I do not know the name of this dance. One thing for sure, this woman is a member of Maha Gotra Ganesha (MGG), a student activity whose interest is in the culture of Balinese.
#10 Learning Angklung
Angklung has always been an interesting musical instrument of Indonesia. In this photo, the seniors (first two guy from left) showed how to play angklung to the interested junior. The seniors are part of Keluarga Paduan Angklung (KPA).
So those are 10 photos which I submitted for OHU ITB 2010 exhibition. Hope you can enjoy it!
* Kindly please do not use any photos in this blog without mentioning its original source.