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Studio Sinten Ubud Bali – studio foto adat Bali

Setelah 2 tahun sukses mengangkat tema Jogja tema doeloe  di Jogja kini Studio Sinten hadir di Ubud Bali dengan mengangkat tema “tradisionil Bali tempo doeloe” dengan rentang waktu 1930an.

Dari background yang dimiliki kita memaparkan hasil fotografi dalam suasana keseharian dan natural suasana Bali termasuk kebudayaan dan keseharian masyarakatnya.

Ada nilai yang kita bawa sebagai salah satu pelestari budaya , unsur pengenalan, pembelajaran dan pengalaman pribadi dalam budaya Bali.

Kami menggunakan property yang semirip mungkin dengan aselinya yang didapati dari referensi sejarah, sehingga bisa membangkitkan kenangan masa lalu akan Bali maupun suasana pedesaan tempat leluhur kita pernah hidup dan berkarya.

Hasil olah komputer untuk hasil akhir, memberi nilai tambah akan suasana Bali tempo doeloe yang sesungguhnya sehingga kita berasa berada dalam ruang waktu yang berbeda.

” Nikmati dan rasakan sensasi romantismenya Indonesia  tempo doeloe ” Hanya di studio Sinten Ubud Bali yang berlokasi di Jalan Cok Gede Rai no. 100 (sebelah Kmia Farma) Peliatan, Ubud – Bali 80571 – Info / Telp / SMS / WA / Line: 0811 757 8890, buka setiap hari pukul 10.00 – 17.00, kontak person: @tonihandoko 

Membidik dengan hati, mengabadikan kenangan anda dan menjadikannya lebih berarti

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STUDIONE SINTEN: “Sebuah wisata mesin waktu romantisme Jogja tempo dulu”

“Jadul banget fotonya” demikian komentar konsumen setelah melihat hasil fotonya di kamera saya.

Studione SINTEN, adalah studio foto nuansa tradisionil Jogja tempo dulu yang baru dibuka lebaran tahun 2013 silam. Studio berkonsep Jogja tempo dulu ini berisikan barang2 antik aseli dari jaman dulu seperti gebyok / pintu dari abad 18, meja kursi lawasan, radio Biampli phillips, sepeda onthel gazele, mesin ketik, jam dinding mauthe, junghans, lemari naga, lampu kerek dan juga mainan2 bocah tempo dulu seperti: kuda lumping antik, suling, boneka lawas dan berbagai mainan tradisional lainnya.

Studio berukuran sekitar 4 x 5 m ini memanfaatkan semua sisinya sebagai latar belakang / background foto. Memang agak berbeda dari kebanyakan studio foto yang menggunakan kain sebagai backgroundnya karena di studione Sinten kami ingin menghadirkan suasana seperti keadaan aselinya pada jaman dahulu. Tidak hanya background tapi juga tata letak dan ornamen2 kecilpun disesuaikan dengan keadaan aselinya. Termasuk baju-baju ala Jogja tempo dulu seperti batik lawasan kami sediakan, tinggal pake untuk foto dan gratis. Tidak ketinggalan teknik foto dan olahan warna juga kami sesuaikan dengan konsep jadul  alias tempo dulu. Sampai-sampai beberapa konsumen berkata: “Ini seperti mesin waktu, karena dapat mengembalikan suasana dan kenangan Jogja tempo dulu”.

Jogja memang identik dengan tempo dulu, kota yang bersahaja – syahdu dengan segala budaya dan kearifan lokalnya. Kini Jogja telah berubah. Jogja yang dulu dikenal dengan arstitektur jawa-belandanya kini diserbu oleh ratusan hotel dan ruko dengan gaya arstitek yang NNB: ‘Nggak Njogjani Banget!”, belum lagi serbuan iklan / reklame dimana-mana yang menimbulkan sampah visual yang merusak pemandangan kota ini. Inilah salah satunya alasan kenapa studione Sinten dibangun, kami ingin mempertahankan ciri khas kota ini dalam skala kecil dari sudut pandang kami: tukang foto. Kami ingin para pengunjung merasakan bagaimana rasanya duduk2 ala Jogja tempo dulu sambil di foto, ya seperti foto dirumah sendiri, begitulah konsep fotonya. Karena inilah banyak wisatawan yang menjadwalkan liburan ke Jogja dengan berkunjung ke studione Sinten, sehingga menjadikannya sebagai tujuan wisata yang baru di Jogja.

Tampak depan studione sinten seperti gambar dibawah ini, terlihat dari perempatan Tugu Jogja 🙂

Aasinten front

Lokasinya persis sebelah barat tugu Jogja:

SONY DSC

Berikut ini beberapa contoh foto tradisionil ala Jogja tempo dulu:

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Ingin mencoba tamasya mesin waktu ala studione sinten? monggo mampir ke

Studione Sinten

studio foto jang bernoeansa tradisionil Djogja tempo doeloe

Jl. Diponegoro 1B Yogyakarta 55232

Info: Tel 0274 54 4567  –  SMS | WA 08999 250 430  –  pin BB 2977 406A

galeri foto ada di facebook: studionesinten

Buka setiap hari mulai jam 11.00 – 22.00

 

Salam jadul… ^_^


my office is my playground :)

kantorku adalah taman bermainku, demikian saya selalu menekankan pada teman2 yang sedang mencari pekerjaan atau sedang memulai sebuah pekerjaan.
Bekerjalan sesuai dengan hobimu, bukan karena tuntutan karier atau tuntutan yang lainnya.

Kenapa begitu?
Berangkat dari pengalaman pribadi, sejak kecil saya hobi menggambar. Tahun pertama saya kuliah, saya sudah memulai pekerjaan saya sebagai desainer grafis. Waktu itu tahun 1991, profesi ini sangat jarang (tidak seperti sekarang :D). Berawal dari ketidak sengajaan seorang teman tertarik dengan karya saya dan membelinya, sejak itu saya mulai produktif sebagai seorang desainer grafis sampai sekarang.

Bekerja sesuai dengan hobi akan membuat kita mencintai pekerjaan kita seberapapun beratnya karena dalam pikiran sudah di set bahwa kita sedang bermain, kita sedang melakukan hobi kita, tanpa beban! Enjoy mengerjakan pekerjaan kita.
Tetapi… tanpa beban bukan artinya tanpa tanggung jawab! Tanggung jawab tetap nomor satu, dalam hal ini kepuasan klien bukanlah area bermain kita tetapi merupakan kewajiban kita sebagai seorang profesional. Contoh sederhana: kejar untuk on time alias tepat waktu dengan dateline yang sudah disepakati.

So, bekerjalah sesuai dengan hobi / kesukaan kita, enjoy megerjakan dengan tetap mengedepankan profesionalitas.

selamat hari senin, bekerja;ah dengan hati gembira


Share: 80+ Inspiring Quotes about Design

Very inspiring and I just want to share from: here

 

We recieve quote messages everyday and we even have our favorites to keep us up and going. Here’s a collection of inspirational quotes from designers and even from people outside it giving their personal understanding on Design.

These quotes will surely inspire, assist, motivate, and help every one about Design.

Read and Share this Quotes and be Inspired today!

 

Design is a plan for arranging elements in such a way as best to accomplish a particular purpose.

— Charles Eames

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Everything is designed. Few things are designed well.

— Brian Reed

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There is no design without discipline. There is no discipline without intelligence.

— Massimo Vignelli

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People ignore design that ignores people.

— Frank Chimero

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I’ve always held to the belief that the practice of creating compelling graphic design occurs not by employing the principals of a democracy, but rather, that of a monarchy.

— Thomas Vasquez

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Good design is obvious. Great design is transparent.

— Joe Sparano

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Every designers’ dirty little secret is that they copy other designers’ work. They see work they like, and they imitate it. Rather cheekily, they call this inspiration.

— Aaron Russell

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The most innovative designers consciously reject the standard option box and cultivate an appetite for thinking wrong.

— Marty Neumeier

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Visual design is often the polar opposite of engineering: trading hard edges for subjective decisions based on gut feelings and personal experiences. It’s messy, unpredictable, and notoriously hard to measure. The apparently erratic behavior of artists drives engineers bananas. Their decisions seem arbitrary and risk everything with no guaranteed benefit.

— Scott Stevenson

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Design is where science and art break even.

— Robin Mathew

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Good design goes to heaven; bad design goes everywhere.

— Mieke Gerritzen

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A designer is a planner with an aesthetic sense.

— Bruno Munari

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Design is the application of intent – the opposite of happenstance, and an antidote to accident.

— Robert L. Peters

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Design is the search for a magical balance between business and art; art and craft; intuition and reason; concept and detail; playfulness and formality; client and designer; designer and printer; and printer and public.

— Valerie Pettis

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Design should never say, “Look at me.” It should always say, “Look at this.”

— David Craib

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Bad design is smoke, while good design is a mirror.

— Juan-Carlos Fernàndez

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Don’t design for everyone. It’s impossible. All you end up doing is designing something that makes everyone unhappy.

— Leisa Reichelt

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Design is as much an act of spacing as an act of marking.

— Ellen Lupton

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The design process, at its best, integrates the aspirations of art, science, and culture.

— Jeff Smith

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Good design is a lot like clear thinking made visual.

— Edward Tufte

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Design is intelligence made visible.

— Alina Wheeler

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Math is easy; design is hard.

— Jeffrey Veen

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Design is the conscious effort to impose a meaningful order.

— Victor Papanek

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Design trends online change more often than the wind, and slightly less often than my socks.

— Suleiman Leadbitter

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Content precedes design. Design in the absence of content is not design, it’s decoration.

— Jeffrey Zeldman

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People think that design is styling. Design is not style. It’s not about giving shape to the shell and not giving a damn about the guts. Good design is a renaissance attitude that combines technology, cognitive science, human need, and beauty to produce something that the world didn’t know it was missing.

— Paola Antonelli

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Design is an opportunity to continue telling the story, not just to sum everything up.

— Tate Linden

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Design is not the narrow application of formal skills, it is a way of thinking.

— Chris Pullman

Designers are meant to be loved, not to be understood.

— Fabien Barral

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Design is about making things good (and then better) and right (and fantastic) for the people who use and encounter them.

— Matt Beale

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Design is the fundamental soul of a human-made creation that ends up expressing itself in successive outer layers of the product or service.

— Steve Jobs

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I’m convinced that without bad design, the world would be a far less stimulating place; we would have nothing to marvel over and nothing to be nostalgic about.

— Carrie Phillips

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Behavioral design is all about feeling in control. Includes: usability, understanding, but also the feel.

— Don Norman

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Good design must be defined by appropriateness to audience and goals, and by its effectiveness, not by its adherence to Swiss design or the number of awards it wins.

— Drew Davies

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Being a famous designer is like being a famous dentist.

— Noreen Morioka

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Design creates culture. Culture shapes values. Values determine the future.

— Robert L. Peters

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It’s art if can’t be explained.
It’s fashion if no one asks for an explanation.
It’s design if it doesn’t need explanation.

— Wouter Stokkel

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You can’t do better design with a computer, but you can speed up your work enormously.

— Wim Crouwel

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I love the comment, “You must love designing for a living.” At that point I usually start to laugh or break into uncontrollable tears.

— Andrew Lewis

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The dumbest mistake is viewing design as something you do at the end of the process to ‘tidy up’ the mess, as opposed to understanding it’s a ‘day one’ issue and part of everything.

— Tom Peters

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Designers have a dual duty; contractually to their clients and morally to the later users and recipients of their work.

— Hans Höger

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Computers are to design as microwaves are to cooking.

— Milton Glaser

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I find modernist design boring, but it so much faster!

— Christine Suewon Lee

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A common mistake that people make when trying to design something completely foolproof is to underestimate the ingenuity of complete fools.

— Douglas Adams

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A camel is a horse designed by a committee.

— Sir Alec Issigonis

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A designer can mull over complicated designs for months. Then suddenly the simple, elegant, beautiful solution occurs to him. When it happens to you, it feels as if God is talking! And maybe He is.

— Leo Frankowski

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For me, design is like choosing what I’m going to wear for the day – only much more complicated and not really the same at all.

— Robynne Raye

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Design is a means toward accomplishing the end goals of serving markets and generating profits. Furthermore, design is an element in social responsibility. Good design allows “form to complement performance.” The way things look is not irrelevant to the way things work: how they work is how they should look.

— Thomas F. Schutte

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Art is like masturbation. It is selfish and introverted and done for you and you alone. Design is like sex. There is someone else involved, their needs are just as important as your own, and if everything goes right, both parties are happy in the end.

— Colin Wright

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Many desperate acts of design (including gradients, drop shadows, and the gratuitous use of transparency) are perpetuated in the absence of a strong concept. A good idea provides a framework for design decisions, guiding the work.

— Noreen Morioka

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I would show my my jobs to my mother, and she would always say the same thing: “That’s nice dear.” And then she would say, “Did you write it?” or “Did you do the drawing?” or “Did you take the pictures?” I’d always answer “no,” then I realized the problem. My answer was then, “I made this happen. It’s called design.”

— Brian Webb

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Most [clients] expect experience design to be a discrete activity, solving all their problems with a single functional specification or a single research study. It must be an ongoing effort, a process of continually learning about users, responding to their behaviors, and evolving the product or service.

— Dan Brown

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Technology over technique produces emotionless design.

— Daniel Mall

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I think design covers so much more than the aesthetic. Design is fundamentally more. Design is usability. It is Information Architecture. It is Accessibility. This is all design.

— Mark Boulton

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A design isn’t finished until somebody is using it.

— Brenda Laurel/p>

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The life of a designer is a life of fight: fight against the ugliness.

— Massimo Vignelli

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If design isn’t profitable, then it’s art.

— Henrik Fiskar

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Good design is all about making other designers feel like idiots because that idea wasn’t theirs.

— Frank Chimero

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A well-designed text will seem weightless after a time; the initial feel of the book fades away as the mind becomes engrossed in the words.

— Mandy Brown

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Graphic design will save the world right after rock and roll does.

— David Carson

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The difference between a Designer and Developer, when it comes to design skills, is the difference between shooting a bullet and throwing it.

— Scott Hanselman

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Practice safe design: Use a concept.

— Petrula Vrontikis

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Create your own visual style… let it be unique for yourself and yet identifiable for others.

— Orson Welles

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Good design keeps the user happy, the manufacturer in the black and the aesthete unoffended.

— Raymond Loewy

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Always design a thing by considering it in its next larger context – a chair in a room, a room in a house, a house in an environment, an environment in a city plan.

— Eliel Saarinen

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Truly elegant design incorporates top-notch functionality into a simple, uncluttered form.

— David Lewis

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A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.

— Antoine de Saint Exupéry

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Designers think everything done by someone else is awful, and that they could do it better themselves, which explains why I designed my own living room carpet, I suppose.

— Chris Bangle

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It’s really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don’t know what they want until you show it to them.

— Steve Jobs

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At a meta level, design connects the dots between mere survival and humanism.

— Erik Adigard

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To say that something is designed means it has intentions that go beyond its function. Otherwise it’s just planning.

— Ayse Birsel

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No design works unless it embodies ideas that are held common by the people for whom the object is intended.

— Adrian Forty

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Many things difficult to design prove easy to perform.

— Samuel Johnson

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The designer is a visually literate person, just as an editor is expected by training and inclination to be versed in language and literature, but to call the former an artist by occupation is as absurd as to refer to the latter as a poet.

— Douglas Martin

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Questions about whether design is necessary or affordable are quite beside the point: design is inevitable. The alternative to good design is bad design, not no design at all. Everyone makes design decisions all the time without realizing it—like Moliere’s M. Jourdain who discovered he had been speaking prose all his life—and good design is simply the result of making these decisions consciously, at the right stage, and in consultation with others as the need arises.

— Douglas Martin

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Design is easy. All you do is stare at the screen until drops of blood form on your forehead.

— Marty Neumeier

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The only important thing about design is how it relates to people.

— Victor Papanek

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Our opportunity, as designers, is to learn how to handle the complexity, rather than shy away from it, and to realize that the big art of design is to make complicated things simple.

— Tim Parsey

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The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. He new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.

— Paul Rand

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Art is an idea that has found its perfect visual expression. And design is the vehicle by which this expression is made possible. Art is a noun, and design is a noun and also a verb. Art is a product and design is a process. Design is the foundation of all the arts.

— Paul Rand

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Designing a product is designing a relationship.

— Steve Rogers

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It is easy to fail when designing an interactive experience. Designers fail when they do not know the audience, integrate the threads of content and context, welcome the public properly, or make clear what the experience is and what the audience’s role in it will be.

— Edwin Schlossberg

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Good design is good business.

— Thomas J. Watson Jr.

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Great design will not sell an inferior product, but it will enable a great product to achieve its maximum potential.

— Thomas J. Watson Jr.

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…designers can make life more bearable by producing stuff that touches its audience rather than fucks them in the head.

— Jon Wozencraft

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Design is in everything we make, but it’s also between those things. It’s a mix of craft, science, storytelling, propaganda, and philosophy.

— Erik Adigard

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I never design a building before I’ve seen the site and met the people who will be using it.

— Frank Lloyd Wright

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The fundamental failure of most graphic, product, architectural, and even urban design is its insistence on serving the God of Looking-Good rather than the God of Being-Good.

— Richard Saul Wurman

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Design is a language

— me: Toni Handoko

 


The BW art of Mercedes W124

iseng2 nemu brosur tua mercedes bens 1984 diubah djadi BW art.

Ni dia brosurnya

dan diutak atik jadi gini:

Banyak orang menyebut mercy seri ini adalah The Real Mercedes! Mungkin karena tampilannya yang gagah


My new self portrait

This is my new self portrait in black and white image.

oo look… how thick my glasses 😀

Taken with Sony A200 + Leica Summicron R 50/2 with ambient light


bedah buku: Directing by AHD

Buku fotografi adalah salah satu tema buku langka di era 80-90an tapi setelah era digital fotografi mendadak buku tentang fotografi berjibun jumlahnya di toko buku. Kasusnya mirip dengan buku desain grafis yang dulu sangat langka tapi sekarang jumlah judulnya luar biasa. Ini terjadi karena digital fotografi berkembang selaras dengan perkembangan digital imaging yang merupakan cabang dari desain grafis. Coba ingat, yang dulu yang belajar Adobe Photoshop versi 2 atau 3 dijamin gak bakalan nemu buku “Belajar Photoshop 3” atau “Digital Imaging Dengan Photoshop 2” atau “Membuat logo dengan Corel Draw 3” di toko buku lokal kan? Tapi sekarang buku yang membahas photoshop CS series barangkali ada  1000 judul 🙂 Demikian juga dengan buku fotografi, jaman dulu seingat saya tip dan trik hanya di dapat dari majalah fotografi atau seminar2 fotografi. Jarang sekali yang membahas tentang trik fotografi manual di jaman itu dalam bentuk buku. Tapi sekarang, wuiih buku fotografi di satu toko buku aja ada 2 rak dengan ratusan judul!

Tapi sayangnya ada kesamaan diantara pesatnya perkembangan kedua jenis buku tersebut yaitu isi / konten yang dibahas mirip2 satu dengan yang lain, bahkan itu-itu saja.

Buku fotografi yang saya suka adalah jenis photobook, dimana buku tersebut hanya memuat karya2 foto dari salah satu fotografer. Kenapa saya menyukai photobook? Karena dari karya foto saya bisa belajar banyak. Nah photobook jumlahnya di Indonesia termasuk sangat sedikit dan sayangnya tergolong buku  muahal 😦

Nah, kira-kira 2 bulan yang lalu: Aryono Huboyo Djati yang biasa saya panggil pak Djati atau om AHD memberitahukan dalam sebuah pertemuan singkat di Jogja bahwa dia sedang membuat sebuah buku. Wah terus terang saya menunggu2 buku tersebut di terbitkan karena saya suka dengan gaya pemotretan AHD yang berkarakter sangat kuat yang bercirikan AHD banget 🙂 Aryono Huboyo Djati, siapa tuh? Buat yang belum tahu, om AHD ini selain fotografer dia adalah seorang komposer terkenal. Lagunya yang sangat terkenal adalah “Burung Camar” yang dinyanyikan Vina Panduwinata dan “Lirih” adalah lagu terakhir yang dinyanyikan oleh alm. Chrisye sebelum wafat. Pak Djati juga fotografernya pak JK wakil presiden kita dulu. Gayanya yang sederhana dan foto2nya berkarakter kuat membuatnya menjadi panutan untuk foto2 saya, thanks pak Djati, you’re my inspiration..

Buku pertama dari 3 buku yang rencananya akan diterbitkan adalah berjudul: “DIRECTING” setebal 136 halaman yang diterbitkan oleh Gramedia grup. Buku ini merupakan kolaborasi dari knowledge book dan photo book.

Disini AHD menunjukan kepiawaiannya mendirect sahabatnya Atalarik Syach yang juga  pemenang aktor terbaik Panasonic Global Award 2011 sebagai model dalam bukunya kali ini. Gaya AHD yang khas dan berkarakter kuat dikupas rahasianya dibuku ini.

Dalam buku ini AHD mengajarkan teori dasar fotografi yang dikupas sederhana tapi jelas tajam dalam bentuk foto-foto yang diberi sedikit sentuhan teori fotografi seperti: The Rules od Third, Elemen Penyeimbang, Leading Lines, Pola & Simetris, Sudut Pandang, Latar Belakang, Depth of Field, Framing, The Rules of Odds, The Rules of Space dan Komposisi.

Elemen penyeimbang:

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Latar belakang:

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The Rules of Odds

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The Rules of Space

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Pola & Simetris

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Ada juga beberapa istilah yang mungkin asing di telinga kita, tapi AHD menjelaskannya dalam buku ini begitu simpel sehingga sangat mudah untuk dimengerti dan dipraktekan seperti: Leading lines, Ad Lib of third, Ad Lib of Space, Ad Lib of Odds, Potret, Teori Gestalt.

Leading lines:

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Teori Gestalt

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Ad Lib of Space

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Di sebagian kalangan fotografi, konsep directing seringkali dianggap tabu dengan alasan tidak alamiah dan kurang spontan maka directing sering diabaikan bahkan ditolak. Tapi lewat buku ini AHD membuka wawasan tentang pentingnya konsep directing dalam fotografi. Directing ala AHD meliputi beberapa hal seperti: komunikasi dengan subyek, persiapan pose, bahasa tubuh, menangkap dinamika perasaan, mengenal modelnya, menciptakan moment, I believe in God the Almighty Creator, Passion, Patience dan pencahayaan.

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Pada bab terakhir AHD menjelaskan pentingnya memilih tempat yang baik untuk pemotretan, tidak semua tempat menarik bisa menjadi pilihan terbaik untuk  pemotretan. Disini juag dijelaskan pentingnya menggunakan pencahayaan alami dan mempersiapkan alternatif tempat.

Pencahayaan alami:

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Foto saat peluncuran buku tanggal 21 Desember 2011 di Gramedia:

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pak Aryono Huboyo Djati / AHD menunjukan bukunya:

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penulis bersama pak djati /AHD (kiri)

Kesimpulan saya:

RECOMMENDED PHOTOGRAPHY BOOK!

Buat saya ini buku fotografi yang berbeda, yang smart karena merupakan photobook yang diberi sedikti teori tapi berbobot. Tidak terlalu banyak kata-kata tapi seimbang dengan hadirnya contoh-contoh foto yang menerangkan lebih banyak dari pada teori-teori fotografi yang ada di buku ini. Lewat sampel foto2nya AHD menantang pembacanya untuk membuat karya foto yang lebih baik lagi, walaupun ada beberapa istiah yang tidak lazim didengar tapi lewat pemaparan AHD yang sederhana dan sampel foto yang menerangkan teori2 tersebut membuat pemahaman akan istilah2 tersebut sangat mudah untuk dipahami.

Penasaran isinya lebih lanjut? Silahkan ke toko buku terdekat

Selamat membaca dan berkarya..

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Foto-foto copyrights ©2011 Aryono Huboyo Djati | All rights reserved

sumber foto: AHD