Local Fair in PenangAbout this photograph
Ron Gessel travelled to Penang Island in Malaysia. As he was taking a stroll on the beach of Batu Ferringhi one evening, he discovered a fair ground with rides for children. This one is nonetheless occupied by a man, who is making a call while seated on the lower part of the Ferris wheel. The contrast of the scene and the lights of the ride emerging in the pitch darkness are captivating.Read more Read less
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Ron Gessel lives and works in Amsterdam. He trained in graphic design in Utrecht in the Netherlands, then began a long career as an artistic director for renowned advertising agencies. He taught himself photography and travelled extensively, guided by his emotions and a great sense of spontaneity. He captures his images directly in the street, with his camera and wide-angle lens always in hand. In 2012, he received the prestigious PANL Award, presented by the Dutch Association of advertising, print and fashion photographers.