I am a fashion and portrait photographer currently based in New York City.

Born in Indonesia and raised in California, I grew up in a constant clash of culture. It was just me and my hardworking single mom struggling to stay afloat in a new land. However, I didn't foresee that when I became a teenager, I would find myself alone on the streets with only $200 to my name and a backpack of clothes.

Facing the harsh reality of survival, of not knowing where to sleep any given night, of having to carry a knife with me as I struggled to find myself and keep my dreams of a future afloat, it was then that I discovered my love of photography. It saved my life. I took the momentum that I built and ran full-force with it into the hurricane that is the industry.

My work is a language of emotion, of heartbreak and reclamation, of finding beauty in the darkness. It tells a story, written between me and my subjects as I capture their energy, their hearts, the side of them that only pure, unadulterated honesty can bring out.

June 2017

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