Bonjo

I got interested in shooting people expressions, observing how they act, and then telling their stories through my camera

Bonjo

Photo credit: Anggara Mahendra

Bonjo has been starting doing wedding photography for almost 6 or 7 years. He wasn’t exactly dreaming of being a wedding photographer before. However, he’s been always having the heart for photography since he just started holding the camera, back in his teenage years.

Admitting that he felt awkward to pose for his own photo shoot, Bonjo recalled the moment when he found pleasure in storytelling.

When I started doing photography just after finishing high school, I got interested in shooting people expressions, observing how they act, and then telling their stories through my camera.

Since then, he made a decision to make a living out of something he’s passionate doing, also the thing he knows he’s good at. Choosing photography for a career might not an easy-peasy decision to take. One thing that Bonjo is grateful for is the fact that he started it early. His decision has opened the various doors of opportunities for him to explore his potentials while contributing to peoples’ happiness.

Being part of Kumpul’s community for a couple of months has been giving him another realization for his career journey.

Having to work together with like-minded people really boosts up my productivity. When you work in a positive environment, it feels as if you’re not working. You feel doing it because you want to, not because you are forced to.

Bonjo recently just developed another passion. He said that he’s been having this idea for a story and he has developed an interest in moving pictures. This adventurous traveler has put “making a movie” as the next thing on the list to learn and to explore.