“Time Machine” of Meitha KH
It’s been an honour for me to take pictures of my friend’s poems book. Meitha KH wrote a poems book entitled “Mesin Waktu” (Time Machine). “Mesin Waktu (Time Machine)” is an anthology of 49 poems written between 2002 – 2012. Meitha KH is well-knowned as a presenter at MQTV and a writer for several articles and publications. We can read more about her on her blog at : http://meithakh.blogspot.com
Soni Farid Maulana, who wrote the “Mesin Waktu” introduction, told that Meitha’s poems were talking about love in socio-religious and even more, in mystical-religious point-of-view. Soni said that Meitha’s poems were very personal, simple, but full of meanings and nuances. Well, I couldn’t make any judgement or review about the content of “Mesin Waktu” because I don’t have a literature background and I’m not a valid and reliable person to make any assessment about poetry.
What I could do was just trying to produce a still-life photography about this book. This poems anthology related with ‘time’ so I configured its visual with “time-related” accessories. I used a clock and a calendar (which then I made some cuts of the calendar) and I set them on a multi/still-life table. I used a variety set of lighting by using 2 softboxes and a halogen lamp.
Meitha KH. 2012. Mesin Waktu. Bandung : Majelis Sastra Bandung (MSB)
Thank you very much to Mas Tryas Diharjo (
@triaspolitica), Mbak Desi ( @desianayacub), and Mbak Karin ( @shndyakarin) for helping me setting the lamps in the photography laboratory at Al Azhar University of Indonesia.