AN EYE FOR AES­THET­ICS

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Born in 1985 in Surabaya, the now Jakarta-based young pho­tog­ra­pher Denny Tjan first be­gan his artis­tic jour­ney in 2006 work­ing for The Looop In­done­sia

– a pho­tog­ra­phy and cre­ative agency – as a dig­i­tal artist along­side re­spected pho­tog­ra­pher Sam Nu­groho. Denny's jour­ney con­tin­ued as he in­volved him­self in nu­mer­ous pho­tog­ra­phy projects after fin­ish­ing his stud­ies. It was in 2010 that he de­cided to delve even deeper and be­come a com­mer­cial pho­tog­ra­pher. Denny re­ceived out­stand­ing recog­ni­tion for his pho­to­graph Anorexia, which suc­cess­fully snatched first prize in the pres­ti­gious Fash­ion Story Photo Com­pe­ti­tion hosted by In­sti­tut Français In­done­sia, Air France and Sher­a­ton Ho­tel. The vic­tory took him to France where he had the chance to meet cov­eted fash­ion pho­tog­ra­phers like Ian Abela.

He held his first pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hi­bi­tion, ti­tled CAN­VAS: part one, along with many tal­ented women in the en­ter­tain­ment in­dus­try, where he had an un­for­get­table ex­pe­ri­ence with leg­endary por­trait pho­tog­ra­pher Annie Lei­bovitz. CAN­VAS, part two: UNITY came along not long af­ter­wards, and in 2017, CAN­VAS, part three: IN­DONE­SIA KITA was held with many tal­ented peo­ple from pol­i­tics, the arts, cul­ture, sports and more.

Denny mused that many things could in­spire him. Re­al­is­tic or ab­surd, Denny gladly trans­lates these thoughts into out­stand­ing pic­tures. “I want to in­spire dif­fer­ent peo­ple from dif­fer­ent back­grounds,” Denny said when asked about his pho­to­graphic goal. den­nyt­jan.com

RIFAT SUNGKAR, MIKKAIRO, EL MAYKA & SISSY PRICILLIA

MILLER ALI

DENNY TJAN

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