Monday, December 31

2012

Monday, December 31
So here's my review...... I have to admit that I have grown SO MUCH this year other than any other year in my life. This year has completely changed my life.

The first time I got into the world of photography was one or two years ago. But this year, I've been studying it even more seriously. I began to start a 366 project at the beginning of this year, and it's been such a challenging, fun, and beautiful journey of my artistic life. There are too many emotion I've been feeling this year to write in here!


I started to take pictures of stuffs and experimented with it, but then I started to know portrait, became interested, and I began practicing it. It's been also rough sometimes dealing with obstacles I've found on this journey, especially when I got into conceptual portraits. Turns out it's not as easy as I ever thought! But, I'm still learning.

I also met new people this year, and I can't thank them enough how much they give me inspiration. I also thank my family, my best friends, and you, whoever you are that I've never met, I thank you so much. This is what I also learned this year. Thankfulness. I am so lucky that I got great great chances and opportunities, that this year was the year I got my first job (YAY!), to be hired as a photographer, to win competitions, having the most beautiful trip to Karimunjawa Island, and mostly..  to inspire. My thanks are countless. 

Here are some of my favourite pictures I took this year:



I remember that it was sooo challenging and exhausting to make this dress. But it was totally worth it. I'm so proud of this picture.


I took this a just couple weeks ago when I went life-studying in Central Java. It was a lovely and inspiring trip.




here are some behind the scenes:


in the making of "upon the earth"


"in mind". i remember myself blowing to the fire for a long long time to keep it lit.

Trip to the beautiful Karimunjawa island 
photo by Glenn Sinsoe

shooting for my mother's 1000 days gone


I also have some wishes that I hope I can reach in 2013:
- more job experience
- visiting my brother in Arnhem, Netherlands
- creating photo series
- FINISHING MY 366
- creating new project

Yes, we are going to suffer, we will have difficult times, and we will experience many disappointments-but all of this is transitory; it leaves no permanent mark. And one day we will look back with pride and faith at the journey we have taken. - By the River Piedra I sat Down and Wept
(P.S: Thank you Natasha for the novel)

To everyone who has followed my works, my journey, from the beginning to the end of 2012, once again, I thank you so much.

Aldo

Wednesday, July 11

Your wavy sea

Wednesday, July 11




Horizon Perfekt
Redscale 100,
Karimunjawa Island

Sunday, June 17

I'm back

Sunday, June 17
A shot from the series
"The Secretary's Way"

It's been a couple months since the last post. Lots of things happened, and most of all.. final exams. It drove me crazy because I didn't think I was ready for that, but then I actually did. I was ready. In fact, yesterday was the day I received my report book. A little bit nervous when I came. Looking at the teacher's face, as if she was smiling happily that I didn't make it to the next grade.

Five days ago, I got the chance to do a photoshoot inspired by my mom. It's been 31 months since she's gone, but 5 days ago seemed the nicest day. In my eyes, she was a great secretary, a great mother. She has been really inspiring lately, I don't know why. Maybe I miss her.

Oh, and about my report book, here are the scores:

Religion: 87
Citizenship Education: 91
Indonesian Language: 91
English: 91
Mathematics: 85
Physics: 86
Biology: 83
Chemistry: 90
History: 85
Geography: 87
Economics: 81
Sociology: 88
Arts and Culture: 83
Physical Education: 85
Information and Communication Technology: 82
Mandarin Chinese Language: 83
Sundanese Language: 84

You won't believe how happy I am having those scores.