Lex Mansoer’s father was involved with an equestrian club Deli rij vereeniging near Polonia Airport, Medan, Sumatra.
When I was ten years old I played a lot in that area and I thought horses were absolutely beautiful. All I dreamed of day and night was making photographs of them.
Now, fifty years later, I have yet to make a serious photo, or any other picture for that matter, of a horse. But, hey, you look around you and there is such a lot to see. It’s like being a child in a sweet shop.
This is the first picture I ever took from a river near Majang in Deli, Sumatra.