As long as I can remember I’ve had this compulsion to create stuff. When I was younger I loved to invent worlds by writing stories or drawing pictures. Later I picked up a guitar and found my creativity in music. As I’ve gotten older the mode of expression has changed but that compulsion remains undiluted.
One of the things I love most is going on far-flung adventures with my camera. Even better if there’s a motorbike involved! Many of the images you’ll see here were captured in just that way.
You never know who or what you might encounter when you travel with an open mind and heart. That anticipation keeps me searching, and keeps me looking forward to the next adventure.
There are two things I gain particular satisfaction from. The first of these is taking portraits. I find that if you let them, the eyes tell a compelling story. It’s these stories I want to know, and these stories I want to convey in my work.
The second is getting absorbed in the natural beauty that surrounds us. I’ve learned that being in nature can be soothing, if you let it. I love to try and capture some of that essence in an image, so it’s always available to us.
I also create websites especially for photographers (yes, this is an example!). See my Utama Studio website for more details.