Bali Trip | Pemuteran

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Pemuteran. I don’t quite know why it took me so long to write this. Maybe it had something to do with the number of photos I had to work on now that I’m doing photography full-time, that in my spare time the least I wanted to do was working on other photos. Or maybe it was because how remarkable Pemuteran was, that I found myself struggle to write it. This place made me feel all sorts of emotions, and it gave me many memories.

On our fourth day in Bali, we woke up bright and early to brace the long journey to the north, up and down the hills through the terrain of Bali landscapes (more on that later). We got there with an hour to spare before the sunset, so after putting down our bags we rushed to the beach, following the directions the hostel owner told us. Read more

Postcards from Bandung

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Last Saturday I packed my bag and went to Bandung with my sister and her boyfriend. I’ve always had a soft spot for this city, so while I still prefer a quiet little town over a busy city, Bandung is a compromise I’d happily accept.

As familiar as it could be, it’s constantly evolving. Every time I go to Bandung, there’s always new things in every corner of the city, and I find the places I usually went to in college are gone, replaced by something new and strange. Some of much-loved places are obsolete, and instead of the places I was familiar with, now there stand shiny, sleek cafe and restaurants that my college self wouldn’t even think to enter. But some things remain the same, though. Like how much cheaper everything is compared to Jakarta, and how I can still feel at home, even when I’m surrounded by strangers. Read more

About Work, Love Stories, and an Engagement Shoot

Engagement - Zahra & Jeff - Dixie Thamrin Photography (35)

Since I made a website for my photography work, I’ve stopped using this blog as a showcase for my portfolio. Her Little Journal has always been a personal blog, so as soon as I had another platform for my work, I’ve separated personal photos and commissioned ones.

This time, however, is a bit different.

For one, Zahra is my friend. I remember when we were on our way to Bandung to celebrate New Year together, we spent long hours chatting in the traffic. She told me about her plan to get married, and I offered to take her engagement pictures. Even before Dixie Thamrin Photography was born, she’d trusted me enough to say yes to my offer. Read more