Welcome to my page. I am so glad you found me here 🙂 If you like photography as much as I do, let us know each other more 🙂
My background is a nurse. I have been working for 13 years in Indonesia and 2,5 years in Greenland. I like to connect with people. Like I do in nursing. I like to talk to my patients, hold their hand, hear their story, and sit next to their bed. I still recall when I had a morning shift. The tear I wiped away when a gentle old man died. It happened right away after my colleague, and I gave him a bed bath. He gave us his last smile. We saw him gone 🙁 The rest of the shift my eyes were weighted with tears. *Sigh. I recall when I had my night shifts in winter time in Greenland. It was so cold and dark outside. I walked tiptoeing in and out of the rooms, checked my patients if they were awake or asleep. And I had a patient with constant diarrhea who could not get out of from bed and needed to be cleaned several times an hour. My nursing job was not always easy. But it has changed my perspective on life. My experiences with my patients remind me not to take one moment for granted, to tell everyone I love – my husband, my mom, my dad, my siblings, my friends, – that I love them, every chance I get. My nursing story is a good memory that I treasure forever.
What leads me to photography?
Back in time in 2008, when I took my Bachelor Degree in Nursing in a beautiful city Jogjakarta, Indonesia. I often saw people carrying their big camera and taking pictures of the city. I looked at them with envy 😀 ha ha ha I could not afford to buy one. I prayed that one day I’d have a nice camera like they had. When I was chosen to follow an exchange program in Sweden, I thought I needed to have a camera, at that time, as Europe has so many things to offer to photograph. Long story short, I got a cheap model camera, I bought a DSLR camera, a Sony A230 in 2011, right before I flew to Sweden. I was so excited with my new toy. I played with it all the time. I was hooked!.
But seriously, the more I learn about photography, the more I understand that lens, cameras, fancy editing will not make me a photographer. For me myself, if I can deliver a story through my pictures, share emotions with those who see them, therefore I feel satisfied with my work.
If you have any photog tips – please share in the comments section! I would be more than happy to read them.