Landing Soon

Yogyakarta is surrounded by landscapes abundant. The soil is fertile. All that man can touch is set up for agriculture. Sawahs, corn and tobacco in the lower elevations, manioc fields on dry hills, potato cultures up in the mountains. Everywhere, also in areas that appear remote and deserted, one meets farmers swaying their sickles or transporting a load of “green harvest” on their shoulders. Even when in these photographs no human being can be detected, one can see the imprint their bare feet make in all sawahs. Even if the landscape is cultivated, one can see how the water chooses a natural flow path, and the impact a natural elevation line has in a hill. The rich nature is adapted for agriculture with just minimal effort and minimal disturbance. Man remains the measure of all things.