Zürich-based independent filmmakers Billy Bühler (b. 1987) and Dominique Frey (b. 1988) traveled to the Indonesian island of Sumatra in the fall of 2015 to film a documentary about the palm oil industry and its resultant deforestation rampantly spreading across the nation. While on location they noticed the island was swarming with skuters (Indonesian for “scooters”). Setting out to document this phenomenon, the filmmakers photographed people on motor scooters, many on their way to and from work, through the window of a moving car on a two-day trip from the Aceh highlands to Medan, the capital of North Sumatra. At once a photojournalist’s book of people on motor scooters, sometimes carrying whole families, and an inside look at an affordable form of mobility that has become a permanent fixture of daily traffic, Skuter celebrates everyday life on the archipelago.
6 x 7 ¾ in. / 348 pp / 340 color
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