About Me…

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PREM PROMONO HANDOKO

Born in Pontianak (West Borneo), Indonesia.

Never attended any formal photography schools nor courses nor workshops, a self-taught photographer.

I am an aspiring photographer who loves Landscape, Portraiture and Street Photography.

From 2010 till now, I’m more into Street Photography, simply because I find it challenging and can be done anywhere, any places, and anytime of the day (and anything, almost!).

I’m sorry if my pictures cannot please all of you, as I’m not the best photographer in the world. But, one thing for sure, my pictures will always be better than yesterday!

Leave me a comment if you have a little time to spare, I would be very happy and appreciate to know you stop by. Just a simple hello will do.

Thank you.

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prempromonohandoko@gmail.com

+62818772696

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Photographic history:

April 30th, 2007, Bought my very first DSLR which was a Canon. (It took me 2 months before I finally brought the camera out for a photo hunting, with some 130 other photographers on a FN’s event at the old town.)

June 2007, Started photography autodidactly. Used (and still using most of them) cameras such as Canon, Nikon, Olympus, Panasonic, Sony, Fujifilm, Leica, Minox, Ricoh, Sigma, Phase One, Hasselblad, Pentax, Samsung, etc.

Mid 2008, Participated in “60th LFCN Photo Exhibition” in Senayan City, Jakarta.

End 2008, founded the Group of Photographic Artists photography club (also known as GPA or DKUK, and I am one of the three Founders).

End 2008, Selected as a Photographer of Editors’ Choice in Fotografer.net.

Oct 2009, Organised and participated in 1st GPA Anniversary Photo Exhibition – ‘The Treasures of Indonesia’ in Ramayana Hotel, Bali.

Dec 2009, Appointed as a Reviewer in “GPA’s Bulletin”.

2009,  A photograph of Bundaran HI used for Tokina lens advertisement (10-17mm Fish Eye).

2009, A photograph of Sawarna used for Tokina lens advertisement (12-24mm f/4.0).

Jan 2010, Organised and participated in “Nature Photo Exhibition by GPA” in Ciputra Mall, Semarang.

Apr 2010, Appointed as a Moderator & Photography Jury in http://GPAphotography.com.

Jun 2010, Organised and participated in “Close Up Flora & Fauna Photo Exhibition by GPA” in Jakarta.

Jun 2010, won the 1st Winner of “Festival Bahari 2010” Photo Competition and received the DKI Jakarta Governor Cup.

Jul 2010, won the 1st Winner of “1st GPA Journalism Photography Competition”.

Oct 2010, won the “The Best Landscape Award” of Salon Photo of Indonesia 2010.

Dec 2010, Established “Street JPEG” photography community, under the supervision of Setyadi Joedaatmadja and Toky Yohari.

Feb 2011, participated in “Chinese New Year & China Town” Photo Exhibition in Plaza Senayan, Jakarta.

May 2011, won the 1st prize in Sony Photo Competition “What I Love About My City”.

Jul 2011, won the 1st winner of “DKI Jakarta Festival Bahari 2011” Governor Cup Photo Competition.

Nov 2011, won the 1st winner of  “Warna Warni Kota Tua Jakarta 2011” Mayor Cup Photo Competition.

Dec 2011, as a Photography Instructor in Nikon School of Indonesia (Jakarta).

Jan 2012, as a member of the Jury panel in the GPA photography contest.

Feb 2012, as a member of the Jury panel in the “Art of the Dragon Year” photography contest by Ciputra Mall Jakarta.

May 2012, as the speaker of  “Portraiture Photography Workshop” at Atmajaya Medical University in Jakarta.

Jun 2012, as a member of the Jury panel in the “Mermaid Show” photography contest by Ciputra Mall Jakarta.

Nov 2012, as a member of the Jury panel in the “Global Festival 2012 Photography Competition” at Universitas Indonesia.

Mar 2013, as a member of the Jury panel in the “Chinese culture & heritage” of GPA Internal Photography Competition in Nikon Team Jakarta building.

Apr 2013, participated in Thailand Tourism “Songkran Festival” Photo Exhibition in Sultan Hotel, Jakarta.

Apr 2013, as the speaker of “Street Photography Workshop” at Dimensi Photo School in Jakarta.

Jun 2013, as a member of the Jury panel in the “Tang City Mall Photo Competition” in Tangerang.

Aug 2013, participated in “Cahaya Anak Bangsa – HUT Indonesia 68” book published by Istana Negara (The Indonesian Presidential Palace).

Dec 2013, authored, designed and published the “Street JPEG 3rd” photo book, consisting of 127 photos of street photography from 8 photographers.

Dec 2014, appointed as the photo curator for Indonesia Photographer Association (AFI).

Aug 2015, participated in “Explore the island of Lembata” Photo Exhibition in Artotel (hotel), Jakarta.

Aug 2015, as the speaker of “Travel Photography” workshop at Artotel (hotel), Jakarta.

Aug 2015, as the guest speaker of “Street Photography” talkshow at Sonora 92.0 FM, Jakarta.

24 responses to “About Me…

  1. Hi Prem,

    I’m sure you’re “not the best photographer in the world”, I’m not this guy either, I believe you’re very good and I’m looking forward to see new pictures.

    Regards,
    JKScatena

  2. Hello Prem:

    Thanks for checking out my blog and subscribing to it. I am located in Chicago, Illinois USA. I look forward to seeing more of your images and sharing mine as well. Your work is impressive!

    Best wishes.

  3. Prem, your work is inspiring. As a beginner photographer I too am learning as I go along, but I have a long way to go to get as good as you. Thanks for briefly visiting my blog and I’m so glad I got the chance to check out yours. You live in a phenomenal part of the world and are blessed to live somewhere so magical; I look forward to seeing more of your photos. Jane x

  4. You have some beautiful work here! You definitely have a great sensitivity to color and to capturing the heart of people – keep it up, you’ve absolutely got something here!🙂 And thank you so much for subscribing, that is hugely appreciated!

    I look forward to seeing more of your work!

    Dani

  5. Thanks for visiting my site – I’m glad you did because it brought me to yours! Your photography is beautiful! I took one photo class to learn how to use my digital camera and since then it’s been all practice, practice, practice on my own! It’s a journey! Today I’m going to go buy a flash… I know nothing of flash and sort of hate it (at least the one attached to my camera) – but feel it’s something I need to learn more about. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

  6. I enjoyed looking through your work. I particularly like the street photography as it gives me an insight into your world, which is so much different to mine. Keep shooting and I’ll keep looking at your work

    Cheers
    Sarah

  7. Hey– sorry to post on your blog, didn’t know how to get a hold of you! I was just going through our subscribers, and wanted to let you know we’ve had a mini facelift on the blog, and I dread being a pain… but we switched from wordpress.com to wordpress.org which means— subscribers have to sign up again. I was suprised to find out there was no way to transfer over all of our current subscriptions! Boo. Anyways, we would love for you to continue following us.. if you don’t mind signing up one more time! Really like your blog– great pictures! just signed up🙂

    Thanks,

    Nicky & Rhys
    2nomads1narrative.com

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