In this book Ramírez explores the difficulties associated with of living in an overpopulated city that is expanding at tremendous speed. Jakarta is currently the 2nd largest megalopolis on the planet, after Tokyo-Yokohama. The photos in this book show the modest interventions and minor improvisations Jakartans have developed to get by while living in a city that offers a quality of life that is far from perfect. For 2 years, between 2014 and 2015, Ramírez made numerous trips to Jakarta to create this body of work.
Isidro Ramírez is a Spanish photographer who, after 20 years spent living, working and studying in the UK, is now based in Singapore. Alongside developing his practice as a contemporary urban photographer, Ramirez also lectures at Temasek Polytechnic. Ramírez’s works have been exhibited widely in major cities across Europe and the USA, including Barcelona, Bogota, Vienna, Berlin, New York and Los Angeles. Ramírez is a member of the Association of Urban Photographers, an international collective focusing on aspects of urban life in their work.