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Aswin Utomo: Profile + Interview

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Aswin Utomo: Profile

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Full name

Aswin Utomo

Age

28

Place of Birth? (city, country)

Bandung, Indonesia

Where you live now? (city, country)

Bandung, Indonesia

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Bandung, Indonesia

First Language?

Indonesian/English

What do you do?

Photographer, Content Writer, Social Media Manager, Promoter, Visual Marketing

How long have you been doing it?

2 years

Fav Song

Currently Roses by The Chainsmokers ft. Rozes. This song is often played in my favorite bar. So I gotta dance, man! Haha..

FavMusician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

The Beatles and Radiohead of course.. And too many. I like all kind of music.

FavMovie

Ocean’s Eleven (trilogy), The Wizard of OZ (1939), E.T (1982) Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Interstellar, Memento, Inception, John Q, Snatch, Lock Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and too many.

Fav Actor/Actress

Denzel Washington, Leonardo Di Caprio, Tom Hanks, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Robert De Niro, Julia Roberts, Dakota Fanning.

Fav Clothing brand

Nothing in particular.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Check them on Instagram @insighting, @13thwitness, @lastsuspect, @trashhand, @mellowedhigh, @harrissyn.

Fav Sport to watch

Soccer, Basketball, MotoGP, F1, Boxing

Fav Sport to play

Soccer & Basketball

 

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Aswin Utomo: Interview

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The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Do what I love.

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A visual artist. Adventurer of mind.

Why do you do what you do?

I love art, I love stringing words, I love taking pictures and I love entertainment. So here I am!

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

When I was on duty to write some articles, I went to Bali and go to many places. I took many pictures with my iPhone 4 and post it on Instagram. I found people really like it and some accounts featured my photos. The big one is from @folkmagazine, I gained like hundreds followers after they featured. Then I realized I’m good in taking pictures. So I started to learn how to use DSLR camera a few months ago. If you check my feed on Instagram, 70% I took pictures with my iPhone 4.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

I don’t have enough money to buy a camera but my cousin kindly enough to lend his camera. Big thanks to Teguh, my bro!

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Steve Jobs! Inspired anyone? I don’t know, but I hope everyone who has following me on Instagram could get inspiration from me.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Keep focus! I was lost many times before I chose photography.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I think I’m gonna be official photographer for 1 or 2 bands. And hopefully some brands too.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Love what you do. I know we need money, but if you got skills why don’t you get paid from it?! But remember, keep your heads down.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thanks for the interview, I really appreciate the people who like my work. Keep following me and support me to keep in touch with what I’m doing. Cheers!

 

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Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Tumblr // Snapchat:  aswin7