There’s a limit to how strong you can be, everyone breaks when it comes to isolation because no one is stronger than loneliness, it breaks you beyond repair.

unbeknownst to me

I was honored and it has been a pleasure to have been invited to the Chocolate and Arts Event in Dallas, Texas for a photoshoot by two great body painting artist. The event took place the 17th of January 2019 at Lofty Spaces and it was the first time I was invited to take photos at such an event, which made me a little nervous at the time. But it was a great shooting and I enjoyed it very much.

It all started with an idea.

And I had an idea for a specific photoshoot and I don’t have a clue how exactly I came up with this idea but it formed in my head and became more and more clearer and a day later I was able to realize this idea and do the shoot. I have to say I couldn’t do the shoot the exact way I was imagined it as some equipment didn’t work, but that gives me room to do another shoot and next time the exact way I’ve it in my mind. On the other side right now I couldn’t be happier with the result.

Who are we? Can humans be described in a single word or a single sentence or even in one paragraph. Countless books have tried that and continue to do that. Not even one photo can’t answer this question, because there is probably not a single answer, but a multitude of answers as we are all unique and beautiful from the outside to inside in our very own way.

My quest is to showcase this beauty and hopefully find answers to the question who are we through the pictures I take and the connections I made with each and everyone while doing that.

I have spent several weeks in Jakarta and had the chance to meet incredible people, learn a bit of Indonesian (bahasa), and had the chance to take a lot of pictures. So it felt only natural to create this.