Geko Local Expert
From: Central Java
Speciality: Photo tours, Java, Flores, Papua
I was born in central java in 1975. I graduated from Gadjah Mada University; My bachelor degree was civil engineering. During study in university I was fell in love with photography. In 1999 I took a photographic course in Jogjakarta for about 6 month. After Graduated from university, I took photojournalistic course at Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara. I worked at several publication from 2003-2008. Now I am a photo editor at www.sinarsaktiimages.com. I also running traditional dance and music course in Jakarta, this course was free of charge.
I love photographing people, because I feel connected with my subject. In 2009 I got assignment to make a visual documentary about Raja Ampat, West Papua, Indonesia. I began interested with travel. 2011, I got an opportunity to lead a group of traveler to explore Raja Ampat. I like to travel with foreigners because we could share experience, culture, knowledge and help the local people and environment. I design my trip so the participant could meet and help the local people. Right now I just asked the participant to donate some books and educational material for school. Next step, I will ask the participant to share their knowledge and skill to local people for example teaching music, drawing, craft, and storytelling. Many people in Indonesia live in poverty and lack of education. Hope we could improve their quality of life with my tours.