My name is Bert Labrie from The Netherlands. During my holiday in Indonesia in 2009, I photographed many people. They gave me a smile and V sign so, they didn't mind that I photographed. This was the start to create a website dedicated to photographs published in visited places. I thought, if there is a special website, I will upload my pictures and all photographed people can download their picture, and it's 100% free. My Asian friends understood my story. My friend Augustine Agung started designing. Unfortunately I had to go home because holiday was over. By chat we stayed in touch about website design, color, appearance and so on. I had to think about a domain-name or website address. Finally I had a fancy name invented called WajahAsia.
In Yogyakarta, I spent at least 2 hours a day to be a road photographer. Every day I shot pictures from walking, shopping, working, sitting, driving and moving people. Ofcourse I asked permission first, still never they refused, they always said: Yesssssssssssssssssss After about 1 - 4 pictures, I gave them the red WajahAsia business card. After reading, they were very nice surprised and happy and they visited this website. After 4 weeks of road photography, I gave at least 1500 WajahAsia name cards and more than 5200 people visited the website. Now I already visited VietNam (HaNoi, Hue, Ho Chi Minh city / Saigon) Thailand (Bangkok - Prachin Bury), Cambodia (Phnom Penh) and again Indonesia (Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Surabaya, Sidoarjo Semarang, Magelang, Yogyakarta, Solo, Purwokerto, Balikpapan) The Philippines (Manilla, Malabon) to promote WajahAsia website by Road photography actions like I did before. We had nice WajahAsia events in Surabaya/Soerabaja.
We presented a New WajahAsia Lady Shirt. Soon I hope to do the same in other Asian countries.
Please enjoy these galleries and have a lot of fun!
Kind & warm regards