Tuesday, August 12, 2014

bali '14.

To escape the bedug of Eid Mubarak, my family and I went to Bali for six days. It was a big change of scenery. Two weeks before that I was surrounded by concretes and windows with plants that are dying. Suddenly my lungs were inhaling the salty air of a paradise that is only an hour of flight from my hometown.

Despite the fact that the island was filled with people who fled from Jakarta for the same reason, it didn't stop my family to travel around to places where my nephew can scream with joy.

"Uwa uwa!" he shouted. "Sendal, digigit!" That was his favorite story of the whole trip that he kept on telling us --they went to the monkey forest and my nephew's sandal was bitten and stolen away by some silly monkey.

Om swastiastu.



Tuesday, July 8, 2014

daradara.

Last summer, I had a spontaneous idea about promoting up-and-coming Indonesian brands by bringing them to the states, and possibly make a small lookbook for them in my spare time. I talked about it with Bea and she ended up introducing me to the designer of Daradara a.k.a. her aunt, Lia. We talked for awhile, and she entrusted me with several pieces of her batik tutus.

After months of treading the chaotic waters of what we call 'art school', I was able to do a shoot with Kriztille, a petite friend of a friend who I've been wanting to work with for quite some time. You can click here to devour your eyes on her works as NYC-based emerging graphic designer.


Sunday, April 20, 2014

franklin street.

Got to spend my afternoon with Abby!

In the midst of ignoring doing mountainous amount of work --both for finals and freelance bits --the transition from winter to spring in addition to my muse visiting New York would probably be the best mind-cleansing thing I could ever do right now. We ate, talked, and roamed around Franklin St for awhile. It was a good amount of time to catch up before we face our finals soon.

Nowadays I'm also working on video art projects, and able to borrow different equipments from the Fine Arts department, one of them being a Canon 70D. I have commitment issues when it comes to cameras, therefore I must say that as much as I love Deedee, I also found myself to be enjoying the different tones that this camera produced.

So here you go, a short one from Abby and I.
Oh and have a great easter!

Sunday, March 9, 2014

photosynthesis.

Ok,

I had a big revelation when I stepped into my best friend's apartment; immense amount of light is necessary for the soul. I sat on the couch, blanked out, and stayed in that position for the next five days, barely moving, if not washing dishes, drinking wine, or eating what he cooked.

Therefore, I didn't go out much, because 'out' was already inside the room. I absorbed so many sunlight from the windows and doors. I wasn't in need of anything else. Lutz went to his classes and I was turning into a plant.

On the last two days I met Aukje (read: au-kee-ah). Didn't expect to be able to meet someone so inspiring, bright and smart within the ten days I've spent in the Netherlands. I found her to be in the same frequency --if only our communication can be measured in the units of radio waves.

I don't want to overcomplicate my feelings towards this, and I don't need to.
I had a really good break, and so that is all.


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