Can you tell us bit more about your self? where do you come from? and where do you live?
My name is Aji Joe, I come from Bandung, living and working in Bali
What led you to a career in photography? do you have formal training in your background?
I started in this field by collaborating with friends to envision our idealism together, experimenting our creativity and trying to push my creative boundary to be out of the box in communicating our ideas. Above it all, it is my recipe to always give my heart in every image I made. Regardless I never take any formal photography course, I am absorbing from surrounding and current trend, asking people around, and never stop to learn until now.
Could you name some of the photographers that have inspired you and helped to shape your approach to photography? Enrique Oliver, Alvaro Villarubia, Junarta Taufik
What would we find in your camera bag for a typical assignment in studio or on location?
A Canon 5D mark III DSLR, 24 - 70 mm and 85mm Lenses
What is your approach to lighting? do you prefer artificial or available light?
Available light for sure
How would you describe your aesthetic?
I’m a big fan of the fifties and sixties, things that are feminine, nostalgic and cinematic
How do you keep yourself inspired?
Reflect daily, Focus on whats makes me happy, and keep learning.
If not photography what would you be doing with your time?
I love doing Yoga, cook for my friends, and travelling.
What has been the best advice given to you by another photographer?
To capture a great image you don’t need a fancy gear.. Use your “eyes”, imagination, and always do with your heart.
Any advice for aspiring photographers?
Your dream collaboration?
Work with Coco Rocha!
what are you working on next?
Recently back from Java, doing a look book fashion photoshoot for one clothing brand based in Bali.
See more of his work @ajijoeimagenes