“Photography can never be separated from the aspects of making the common things unusual, welcoming the unexpected.”
An accomplished photographer, Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia on March 24th 1963, Hengki Koentjoro was 11 when he had in his hands a camera for the very first time. It was the starting point of a love affair that involves an elaborate choreography of composition, texture, shapes and lines. He proceeded to pursue further education in Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California, where he explored video production and fine art photography. Upon his return to Indonesia, Hengki settles in Jakarta as a freelance videographer and video editor for nature documentaries and corporate profiles. He delves into what he believes to be his true purpose in life’s journey of expression: to him, photography is a genuine tool for self-expression, a very personal and deeply subjective tool of expression. The most memorable artistic moment according to him? To be able to find a scene that portrays the beautiful soul and spirit of nature. He loves nature because she is never disappointing, she is always here when you need her. As logic would suggest, walking through the beach or mountain with a camera in your hand constitues the ideal way to spend a day. He’s keen on capturing the spectral domain that lies amidst the shades of black and white, exploring along the borderlines of light and shadow, yin and yang. Celebrating complexity in the minimalist. Diving into the spiritual through the physical.
He is currently working on a book about global warming and how it effects people in coastal area.