create compelling photo stories

You can create compelling photo stories: 10 pros tell how

You can create compelling photo stories: 10 pros tell how I’ve been thinking about the photo story a lot lately. But how do you know one when you see it? A photo story communicates a clear message without the use of extensive text. If you want to tell meaningful...

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Everyone can dance no matter what they look like

Everyone can dance no matter what they look like I was recently asked to photograph U.S. dance teacher Karenne Koo’s trip to Indonesia. Karenne came to Yogyakarta to introduce dance methods based on the teachings of Barbara Mettler (1907-2002). After accepting the job, I thought about how I would...

begin street photography

Why are you so afraid of street photography?

Why are you so afraid of street photography? Want to get your start with street photography? Maybe you’ve been thinking about how to begin street photography? But ugh…don’t you have to make eye contact with people you don’t know? 🙂 Have you ever wondered how photographers engage with strangers...

How to work with other photographers at an event

How to work with other photographers –whether professional or not that professional– at an event

How to work with other photographers (whether professional or not that professional) at an event Although I mostly focus on documentary photography, I occasionally photograph events. I recently returned to my old home, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and sent an email to my friend Khadir. “Mbak Will,” he wrote me back,...

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Doing heart-led research on Indonesia’s small business owners

Doing heart-led research on Indonesia’s small business owners Showcasing Indonesian Micro Business Owners A few years back, I started photographing a series called, “Odd Jobs,” documenting micro and small business owners in Indonesia. I was impressed with the entrepreneurial spirit of the people in the community. Indonesians have to...