I'm in love with colour.

 

I take pictures because I like to create stuff.

 

I like taking pretty pictures of ordinary things.

 

I shoot mainly with a Canon EOS 5D, a Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1, a Hasselblad 500 C/M, Great Wall DF, Canon AE-1 Program, Polaroid SX-70 and various other film cameras, including Diana, Holga, and Brownie Hawkeye.

 

Yes, I am a camera collector.

 

I shoot expired film exclusively because I'm poor and also cheap.

 

I do my own colour and b&w film development and scan the negatives with an Epson Perfection 4490. It makes film photography affordable to me.

 

I have had my work published in Lightleaks Magazine, Photosho Magazine, Octane Magazine, and File Magazine.

 

 

Utata Member Page

 

Some prints are available through Imagekind.

 

A photo I took is on a book cover!

 

I'm selling some expired film from my stash and some cameras from my collection at my Etsy store to fund our next year's vacation!

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  • JoinedSeptember 2004
  • OccupationProcrastinator
  • HometownJakarta, Indonesia
  • Current cityStratford, Ontario
  • CountryCanada
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Troy says:

Fantastic photos. Beautiful scenery. Pictures of me. What can I say? She's my wife and I love her work. :)

May 1, 2006

Before looking at Firda's photostream I didn't realise how much you can tell about a person from the pictures that they capture on their camera. But as you immerse yourself in Firda's photos you get a picture of the person behind the lens. Firda loves vibrant colours. Time and time again your eye is drawn to a brigh… Read more

Before looking at Firda's photostream I didn't realise how much you can tell about a person from the pictures that they capture on their camera. But as you immerse yourself in Firda's photos you get a picture of the person behind the lens. Firda loves vibrant colours. Time and time again your eye is drawn to a bright yellow or red or green or blue - whether it's from nature or from an everyday object. All the colours of the rainbow are represented in Firda's stream. Firda loves the world in which she lives. Whether it's rolling plains or forests, seascapes or mountain vistas that you want - you'll find them all in her photostream. And you'll find every season of the year represented as well - the youthfulness of spring, the brightness of summer, the reds and browns of autumn, and the starkness of winter. And, most importantly of all, Firda has a great sense of humour. Catch a glimpse of Finnegan the Galactic Wonder Fish. Marvel at the Cookie Monster sitting on a sofa. Look at the discarded umbrella in the rubbish bin. Find the rubber ducks in the bath. Meet MetaDuck and Quack the Duck who obviously played an important part in her wedding ceremony. And who is that under the spotlight? Yes, it's another toy duck - and this one is wearing a blue skirt. You'll find yourself smiling as you view Firda's photos. Go on, try it! Firda's photos make me want to visit the places that she has visited, and they encourage me to look at the world in a new way, through her eyes rather than my own. I ask, what are the things that I miss seeing that Firda would photograph in the world I inhabit? Where would her eyes turn? What views would her cameras capture? Firda's photos, taken with a variety of cameras (a number of them old indeed), are well worth a visit. Spend some time with them, for many of them will become friends that you'll visit over and over again.

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January 9, 2006