Getting to know IT's origin

Since young I've always heard the sound of bike horn and other sounds completing the afternoon vibe of my neighborhood. I never wondered or questioned where does all this snacks or food come from? This holiday I got to visit a station for penjual roti keliling (bread seller). To my surprise, the place was very dark and dirty. The worker cut the loaf of bread manually with an odd shape knife that has been sharpened too many times. With the use of stapler or fire, they seal the plastic that holds the bread that they just prepared. And of course, all of this was done without washing his hands first. I do not blame him for the condition, since the bread itself comes at a very cheap price, it is only Rp 8000 in Indonesia's currency (around US $0.60). I'm sure if we value their work more, then they'll be able to work in a better condition and hygiene. 

I Record Pictures

I record image which often teach me more than what i thought i knew about when i first press the shutter. 

There are times when I feel like I'm just hanging by the tree and being close to what is perceive as normal by the mass. For an artist, often what is harder to accept is when people tell me that I'm like a "hipster." :( I'm just me... I'm not trying to be anything else but myself. Maybe I will never fully take in the title of being a photographer, and much rather prefer being considered a person who love taking picture. Then I'm not bound to only creating pictures, but other things as well... 

There are times when I feel like I'm just hanging by the tree and being close to what is perceive as normal by the mass. For an artist, often what is harder to accept is when people tell me that I'm like a "hipster." :( I'm just me... I'm not trying to be anything else but myself. Maybe I will never fully take in the title of being a photographer, and much rather prefer being considered a person who love taking picture. Then I'm not bound to only creating pictures, but other things as well... 

I used to hesitate on sharing my image... but then again why shall I? I only hope that what I gain while capturing or pondering upon the view can be of pleasure to others as well. And if you don't like it, then it'll just be a pass by image in your life, and its ok... :) 

Go out and see the magic :)

I'm glad I went out today. All my mood swing were carried away by the wonderful fire of the sunset. The ray of sunset was so beautiful that it made the clouds looked like it was on fire. Hope you enjoy my little snapshot as how I enjoyed the wonderful glimpse of God's work.

p.s. no trees were harm in the making of this image

It is good to LISTEN

I'm just a child wanting to learn and absorb everything around me. I realize that many people that have 'made it' encounter a lot of their fear as well. I heard a talk in Art Center today and was able to learn a lot about being confident and just doing the job. Don't be afraid to satisfy the subject that you shoot, but shoot for yourself, be weird, have fun, and most importantly do not be afraid to ASK... 

ThankS Christ BUCK for being a good story teller of your journey.

Hope you enjoy my sketch as much as I enjoyed your talk...

 

It wasn't a dream after all...

It was a dreamy trip to begin with... A glance to its beauty of adventure that lasted only for couple weeks. A trip to New York and Boston, yes I finally stepped my feet on the east coast. 

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