Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, on March 24, 1963. He is a graduate of the Brooks Institute of Photography, Santa Barbara, California, where he majored in video production and minored in the fine art of photography. Hengki returned to Indonesia to become a freelance videographer/editor, specializing in nature documentaries and corporate profiles, and now lives in Jakarta. Hengki is a part time practitioner of the art of black and white photography, which he believes to be his true purpose in life’s journey of expression. “Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected, indulging and embracing ourselves with the joy of photography.”
From the series ‘U.A.E.’, a set of fantastic monochrome black and white photographs capturing the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, by Berlin-based photographer Ronny Behnert / Visit his website for many of his beautiful black and white photography,
Beautiful black and white photograph of the John Hancock Building during construction, designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) Chicago, IL, in 1970 / captured by famous modernist architecture photographer Ezra Stoller / photo courtesy of Yossi Milo Gallery, New York
Beautiful black and white monochromatic series of architecture photography by Rotterdam based photographer Joel Tjintjelaar who looks up at buildings and without the use of color, wonderfully focuses on merely light and geometry to concentrate a sense of emotion in this pictures.
‘Lady of the Deep’ – beautiful monochrome black and white underwater photograph by Jacques de Vos showing record Italian free-diver Linda Paganelli, ascending in front of one of the caves in the Ras Mohammed National Park just south of Sharm el-Sheikh, South Sinai, Egypt.
The Nenets, who live at daily temperatures of – 35C / -31F in northern Siberia, Russia and wash just once a year and eat raw reindeer liver to survive. Documented by these beautiful black and white monochrome photographs of by documentary photographer Sebastião Salgado / found at tanta tralha
Beautiful monochrome black and white photographs of a organic architectural facades. From top to bottom: Esplanade Theatres on the Bay, Singapore by Luc V. de Zeeuw /// Museo Soumaya, Mexico City, unknown photographer /// unknown building, by Cara Valente
Fascinating monochrome black and white photograph taking during the construction of the Hoover Dam turbine 1931-1936, commissioned by President Franklin D. Roosevelt at the height of the Great Depression in the US.