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Jakarta Post

Eric Chang shows promise, sense of humor

  • Aaron Holmes


Jakarta   /   Sun, March 2 2008   /  11:45 am

The first thing that doesn't strike you as you enter the "Primero" exhibition is the age of the artist. It comes as a big surprise to then find out that he is only 18 years old, has less than three years experience and is still in high school. There are three main genre of works in the exhibition. The first falls into the style of photograph that one could see in a wedding studio anywhere in Jakarta. While technically competent, the works in this category don't fit in well with the rest of the exhibition, and tend to confuse the overall theme. The second genre is glamour shots -- shots in which the subject is posed in an almost fantasy-like setting. This is a difficult style to shoot without having the result look like a fashion shoot from a glossy magazine. Styling is an issue, with the subject's stocking line visible in some shots, a large black watch on t...