Aji Susanto Anom is a photobook maker, street photography enthusiats and forever visual wanderer.
1. How and when did you become interested in photography?
I started my interest in photography when I go to college 4 years ago, simply i’m fallin in love with the power of photography that able to transform and compromise something banal to become interesting, see the unseen in everyday mundane reality and most of it, photography is my language to express my personal emotion.
2. Is there any artist/photographer who inspired your art?
I love Indonesian photographer work, and that really inspires me a lot such as Erik Prasetya, Rama Surya, Sari Asih, Ng Swan Ti, Mamuk Ismuntoro and Edy Purnomo.
3. Why do you work in black and white rather than colour?
Black and white is my call, color never works for me, I don’t know how to express my mood or feeling with color photograph yet, I love how poetic bw photograph and how simple it is to communicate my self.
4. How much preparation do you put into taking a photograph/series of photographs?
When I do photobook project which is my main creative process on photography, usually series of something narratives, I work for the material about 1 year or less and 3-4 weeks for the editing and narratives.
My creative process is bit different since my roots is street photographer, I usually taking pictures first, collect material even without much conception and if I think the time is right, I will start edit and narrated it.
5. Where is your photography going? What projects would you like to accomplish?
Photobook, I have published two photobook but in the future and now, I always put photobook as my final destination, I love how photograph put together in a photobook, and when we open it later, somewhat, we recalled and cherissed our memories more and more. And that’s photography at its best.
Website : www.ajisusantoanom.com