Hengki Lee‘s photographs aren’t from a different world; they’re from a parallel, funhouse mirror version of our own. He isn’t bound by traditional rules and codes of photography; his surreal and blurred visions break most of them, reflecting a psychological landscape that exists only in our imaginations. His enigmatic protagonists- people made more from gestures than from flesh- are familiar and strange at the same time, like characters from the dreams we had as children and then forgot.
We asked the fine art photographer, who is based in Jakarta, Indonesia, to take us into his world. Here, he tells us about the many inspirations and motivations, and he also reveals some of his secret weapons and tools, like the Lensbaby lenses that help him achieve his signature look.