“Kisah Mata” book discussion and photography coaching clinic


The book “Kisah Mata” by Seno Gumira Ajidarma has recently been reissued with minor revision and addition. The publisher is holding a book discussion and photography coaching clinic to mark the occasion. The author will be present along with Kris Budiman and me. The book discusses about photography and meaning in philosophical discourse, and was originally written as a master’s thesis by the author, who is now the Rector of Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ). Kris Budiman will comment on the discourse as an image reader, while I will add another perspective as an image maker. The event will take place on 9 March 2017 at Auditorium Institut Français Indonesie (IFI) Yogyakarta.

More info here. ∎

Yani and Suryadi pre-wedding photos and wedding snapshots

My younger brother Suryadi has just got married. He is the third son, yet the first to get married. He married his schoolmate from junior high school Yani—they have known each other since then but only started seeing each other since school reunion three years ago. They both work in Jakarta, but both families are in Yogyakarta, our houses are not very far from each other. Our parents’ history helped bring our families together: Yani’s father and our mother were schoolmates back in Kutoarjo, C. Java.

The couple asked me to take additional casual pre-wedding photos of them last month, 26 January 2017. I also decided to take more additional casual photos when they tied the knot last weekend, 18 February 2017. Congratulations, brother! May you two live happily ever after. God bless!


Photographs by Budi N.D. Dharmawan © 2017 ∎