One of the most memorable photo assignment I’ve ever done was shooting the Ubud Royal Wedding for Kompas news. Together with my dear friend, Iwet Ramadhan (who wrote the article), we witnessed and documented the beautiful traditional wedding ceremony of the Prince of Ubud, filled with centuries-old blessing rituals. The wedding took place at the magnificent Puri … Continue Reading

Takayama (高山) is a photogenic old town in the mountainous Hida region in northern Gifu that makes you travel back in time and definitely want to stroll around wearing a kimono… stat! This town has been beautifully preserved and the present layout dates from the 17th century Edo Period. We walked around the Meiji-era inns, museums, sake breweries, hillside … Continue Reading

One of a million reasons why I love Paris is the great numbers of small records shops scattered around the city that still survive being in business nowadays. Even though the news headlines shout “Vinyls Are Back” recently, the reality is that thousands of record stores have shut down in the last few years all over the world … Continue Reading

I always have a penchant for winter villages, probably because when I was younger, I drowned myself in way too many children storybooks; you know, the one where a little girl lit up a match in a snowy night and died. Or the tin soldier and his undying love to the paper ballerina and they … Continue Reading

After finishing our photoshoot in Jungfrau, I was instantly charmed by the Swiss winter villages and naturally, having only two extra days in Swiss before heading back to Paris, I wanted to see more. We took the train from Montreux to Zermatt in the morning, wanting to see the Toblerone Mountain Matterhorn, and all the bones in … Continue Reading

As we drove into the small Swiss town of Lauterbrunnen, I was in awe. Right before my eyes was the most adorable Alpine village with old country timber houses covered with snow instilling a nostalgic feeling. It was so magical like nothing I had ever seen before. I wish I could stay longer here but all we had is … Continue Reading

If a place could be an endless source of inspirations, Motel Mexicola would be it. This restaurant/bar in Seminyak always charms me with its colorful vibes and eclectic decor, makes it my #1 go-to spot whenever i visit Bali. I have used it as my photoshoot locations countless times (two of them here and here) as … Continue Reading

Testshoot from an inpromptu trip to Bali because I just missed the sun too much. Zahara & Alyona @ Fauve Models Bali, wearing the lovely collection from K&I. Hair & Make Up by Julhenry. Shot at Motel Mexicola (can’t get enough of this place!) with Sony A7 + Zeiss 24-70mm2.8.