Friday, June 22, 2012

first week of internship.

Done with my first week interning. Took some pictures of the things I've seen for the past five days. Although they look ordinary, they represent the essence of the interning experience itself, which is a beyond ordinary opportunity.

Friday, June 15, 2012

canadine.

My jayus yet gorgeous friend Nadine and her sister Kineta asked me to take pictures of her before she departs for her holiday and university life in Canada. It was a pleasure but I struggled a bit due to waking up at the wrong side of the bed this morning. Although she wanted me to change her image, I can't seem to make her let go of her cheerful and curious personality which ended up as the best pictures.

Really wish her and and her family a great holiday. Hope to see you soon!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

raden saleh @ galeri nasional indonesia.

Pak Ngurah, my driver in Bali, mentioned Raden Saleh for a bit on our way to Ubud last Saturday. It was the first time I heard about him, and suddenly my sister said there's a Raden Saleh exhibition happening here in Jakarta curated by Dr Werner Kraus. I've been getting quite a lot of coincidences recently and this one is definitely a well-received one.

Ending this week, the exhibition can be seen as a success. His 19th century romanticism style incorporated with Indonesian culture are mind blowing. You might not have any clue about the existence of European-looking artworks being made with figures wearing batik and tani hats. Besides the strong compositions and impressionistic choice of colors, his paintings and his life revealed the strength of human culture that revolves and evolve throughout lives. It is just so critical to a point where you feel ashamed of yourself and the world you're living in, but that is what you need; some kind of inspiring reflection.

Please do consider to come if you're interested. It's free, and you're gonna be able to witness something that's subtly amazing.



Monday, June 11, 2012

bound.

During the six days of the trip, I didn't take many pictures due to some reasons. But I'm always glad when I have at least ten or more of the presentable ones.

When you think of Bali, you might think of beaches and sun. I didn't get to visit a beach at noon at all, but at least I love the way the sun basked into the moments I captured. Instead of capturing more active and energetic pictures, I dived into a point of view where I wanted to show people about appreciating nature, people, birthdays, or even a random piece of art.

Besides sharing, I'm just an Indonesian promoting Bali as a paradise worth to go for to you all ;)

Monday, June 4, 2012

detour.

We called this shoot the 'small' one, determined to have a bigger and more planned one next time. I realized while shooting Patricia today, she got this new confidence that allows her to interpret the mood of each look so effortlessly. I must admit, choosing the best pictures out of a hundred seven today becomes a harder task full of dilemma.

Patricia said she's glad that it's hard to choose, complete with a thumbs up.
Well, to be honest, I'm glad too.

Friday, June 1, 2012

the mudde family.

Got another family picture gig! This time it's for Mr Terence Mudde, my homeroom/Humanities teacher back when I was grade 9. His wife also taught me piano when I was grade 4, and Terence taught both my brother and sister too. So it's a really great opportunity.

Their kids, Eli, Natalie, and Ethan were very active, so I have to rely on taking candid pictures for most of the shoot. It was harder than I thought, but I really love the way they laugh and smile so naturally. It doesn't feel like a photo shoot at all. It's more like a picnic, and I'm just there with Selina watching them play.

If I could take more pictures, I would, really. But time was running out, the sun's going down.
Anyways, here they are :)

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