Wednesday, October 29, 2014


Have you ever mindlessly doodled on a tissue while you were on the phone, or fiddled with a rubber band when someone was scolding you? Well, today I found myself grabbing my camera in the midst of piling a mountain high of doubts.

Doubts about the future, about time management, about confidence, about freedom.

And I thought about since when is photography about how much equipments I have to use --which stresses me out quite a bit when it comes to planning. There's something about my way of working that changed, and it gave me an impression of being corrupted. Like an error file on your desktop.

I wonder if I'll be more relaxed about all of this when I'm back in NYC, as a Fine Arts student that focuses only on making beautiful things.

Friday, October 10, 2014

tenth of october.

I've decided to make my website public since about two weeks ago, therefore this blog would still be running as more of a personal platform. Honestly I'm still a bit annoyed about not being able to share all of my pictures both from work and daily life in one place anymore. It's not that I can't, but I'm still trying to figure out how to manage two sites at the same time. I mean, hell, I didn't even update this blog that often.

But yes, figuring things out is not the same as cooking a cup noodle. Instant gratification is the last thing I wanted to practice right now.

Aside from tech dev and work, I've also started a short project with a mystery model. She's fifteen years old, and despite her young age, she's been babysitting my nephew from time to time.

I also just got back from China and committed a crime by buying a fake pair of canvas shoes --only because they're navy blue plus it's China, what can you expect? They're not the ones in the photograph, though. I bought this orange pair for a good price on ZALORA.

OH and I styled! Man, it's been awhile since I did that. Remember Ray from the previous post? He introduced me to Bowo, a photographer and adorer of all things Japanese. We ended up collaborating at my house the week after we got to know each other;

You can check his works here and follow his instagram @prabowbow.

Yes, ok, that's all for the greeting post this month.
With that, I wish you all a fucking one hell of a great weekend!

Monday, September 22, 2014


The negative connotation of the word 'interruption' made me think, what would be an example of a positive interruption in life?

Personal answer: new people, introduced.

Ray introduced himself to me after a friend of a close friend of mine tagged him onto a comment section on a Facebook post. As I get to know him, I found his personality to be driven by a lot of his passion; whether it's from the pieces he wrote, or the spontaneous Skype sessions we had where he'll often talk about thing A and somehow relate it up to thing Z.

And on our second meeting this year, we merged our hang out session with a test shoot!

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


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!


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