Daniel Tjongari
Alpha Universe

Daniel Tjongari

Indonesia

Photography is an art of feeling. If the photo does not have a sense, it will lose its 'soul' and 'body'. This is because the one who can feel and dive in to these photographs is our 'soul' and 'body'.

Daniel learned photography in Malaysia, from the Brooks Institute of Photography (USA). While studying, he found an interest in Ansel Adams's black and white zone systems. For Daniel, photography is about imagination, emotion and trying to put a little of your soul into every picture you take. It really doesn’t matter what gear you have. He always imagines what he wants to say in each of the pictures. A real picture becomes unreal in his camera and this is what he loves about photography.

Daniel believes that we all experience life from our own perspective and we are each the combination of our emotional experiences. This means that no two people will experience the world in the same way emotionally. While it is always interesting to see how his audience responds to his images, he wants to stay true to his own imagination and soul.

Since 2015, Daniel has been traveling around Indonesia to share his work in various forms of magazines while teaching and creating workshops on photography. And in 2016, he joined Sony Indonesia as a Sony Alpha Professional Photographer. Daniel now works as a freelance photographer in Indonesia for an Airlines and Travel Magazine and takes up other commercial gigs. He is often invited to be a guest speaker at many photography events and presently conducts workshops on black and white photography in Indonesia.

Daniel's Gear

ILCE-7RM3

α7R III

ILCE-7RM3

ILCE-7RM2

α7R II

ILCE-7RM2

SEL1635GM

FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM

SEL1635GM

SEL100400GM

FE 100-400mm GM

SEL100400GM

SEL2470GM

FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

SEL2470GM

SEL24105G

FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS

SEL24105G