When the Park Hyatt made its debut in Indonesia last year, the brand called on Martin Westlake to photograph the new hotel’s architecture atop Park Tower, overlooking the urban residential expanse of Menteng district.
Indonesia-based photographer Martin Westlake has been a regular contributor to DestinAsian magazine, having completed a number of travel features and covers for the magazine since their inception in 2001. Martin traveled to Sri Lanka with DestinAsian’s Editor-in-Chief Chris Hill to scout and photograph several selections for the cover.
When photographer Martin Westlake first arrived in Jakarta, Indonesia in 1988 he traveled to the Krakatoa volcano in the Sunda Strait situated between the islands of Java and Sumatra. That was just the beginning of Martin’s long-term fascination with Indonesia’s fiery landscape, which is home to over 100 active volcanoes. Martin had no shortage of subject matter when he decide to start photographing them. And while finding volcanoes may not be difficult, the way in which he chose to document them was.