January 20th, 2017
Lera Netesa | portraits by carol
Few months ago, I wrote a status on my facebook that I was looking for two couples who are based in bali to help me be in my first profile video for my youtube channel that was taken by my dearest friend Harris syn.
In only seconds, I got tons of messages in my inbox. Kinda overwhelmed yet happy to know that there are so many beautiful people who wants to help though it's only two days before the day I needed.
I sorted all the messages to find which couple who's currently here with me in bali so I wont make people give huge effort for only one hour of session. So grateful that I found two couples that happened to be my friends too and one of those is Lera and his boyfriend Jan.
I knew her from years ago, and we've been in the same job for several times before. well, I actually didn't feel comfort to shoot models or fashion lookbook but everytime people give her as my model, I lost my pressure with the wind. She acted like a normal girl, we often talked about books and philosophy, and she's the one who made me relaxed all the times.
Call me lucky that she was here in Bali at that time, only few weeks before she hiked the Himalayas with her bf.
So that's my happy story from last year that I made it to my first post of the year.
make up artist : Blenda Jonathan
hand bouquet : Mimsy botanical
Dress : Paulina Katarina
all films scanned and developed by : Artisan labs
August 8th, 2016
tessy igor | bali portrait session by evans
Never crossed my mind to meet and especially to get the chance photographing my teenhood idol. Igor is a well known rapper when I was in High School, I still can sing all of his legendary songs until today.
So, it was a sunny day in my home when carol asked me to join her meeting her friends in her house.
I came there without expecting anything, but then there are Guntur, Tessy, and her husband Igor or what we know, Saykoji.
We decided to go to the beach to take some family portraits (without the kids) and as a part of their wedding anniversary few weeks ago. Only less than 2 hours as I rememberes, but the stories they shared were really got us inspired. A journey of a married couple with two beautiful children is really something!
Such an honor meeting these wise and humble guys. Thank you for inspiring us, and thank you for the love!
film shooter : Carol kuntjoro
February 6th, 2016
Odyssey for utterly me magazine | by Carol
It's that moment when the society throws stones right to your face, when no one ever look at you and said "you are beautiful", when you saw an ugly duckling inside the mirror, and when you feel like you're not belong to anywhere on earth.
They might say that you're too dark, too pale, too tall, too short, too fat, or too skinny to be normal. but hey, why should be normal if you could be special?
Here's my first editorial and cover shot for Utterlyme Magazine, featuring this special lady Shapna. read the full story on their printed magazine here.