My name is Dea, and I was born in 1990 in Solo, Indonesia. My passion for photography began in high school when I took a photojournalism course.
Although I didn’t actively pursue photography until I studied fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Paris in 2009. During my studies, I learned the importance of documenting my inspirations and progress, which led me to carry a camera with me everywhere. I switched from DSLRs to film cameras because I resonate more with their style, particularly embracing light leak overlays.
To me, these photos represent a documentation of my exploration, capturing the places, ideas, and encounters along my journey. They serve as an archive of emotions and memories from living in different countries and travelling extensively. I draw inspiration from everyday life scenes, people’s lifestyles, literature, art, and movies. My photography approach is spontaneous and candid, aiming to capture moments in their most natural essence, preserving them from the fleeting nature of time. I prefer to maintain some distance from my subjects, capturing their surroundings without distracting them from their activities.
Through showcasing my photos, I hope to remind others of the value in appreciating the beauty of everyday life, as even the smallest moments hold precious significance.