Artist Spotlight: Angga Permana
Angga Permana tends to work and life in the so-called paradise island of Bali, Indonesia. His hometown, the wedding capital of the world, provides easy access to clients and magnificent backdrops of dramatic cliffs, sparkling sunsets and waterside scenes—a photographer's dream. His images beam with vivid tones and sun-kissed contrast. However, it's the passion behind capturing much more that Angga survives on as an artist. He began with a camera in high school, and after five years as a professional in his beautiful city, it's the moments he anticipates through the lens and the trust of others with such instances that inspire his work the most. Settle in for a little vacation via screen this week and follow along with us and Angga on our feed.
IFL - How did photography become a part of your life? AP - I started my photography when I was high school, shooting photos for family and friends. After that, like going with the flow, I found my self falling in love to capture the moment that happens right in front of me. Becoming a photographer for someone to trust you and your passion is a really amazing gift from God.
IFL - What/who/where gets you inspired? AP - Family, Friends, Home, Nature all that aspect really inspired me in to life of photography
IFL - Why film? AP - Film is unique. Film is mystery. Film makes you more interested to capture a moment. From my perception, film has an amazing part that can make someone interested to more know about your work.
IFL - o you have a favorite geographical place to shoot? AP - I love to shoot at the beach with the edge of the cliff of course with a lovely sunset there.
IFL - What's your favorite film stock? AP - I shoot Kodak Portra 400 and Fujifilm Pro 400H
IFL - Any challenges you find in being a film photographer? Or supporting yourself as an artist? AP - I think in this era nothing will challenge you to become something you want to be. If you have a passion in yourself and believe in what you do, you can be what you want. We can really easily access all the information we want and we need.
IFL - If you weren't a photographer, what would you be doing? AP - I think I will have Bike Store / Film Camera Store Dealer.
IFL - What other art forms or artists are you drawn to? AP - I think collecting film camera and vintage bike are my other art forms.
IFL - Favorite moment/or one of favorites you've ever captured? AP - Everything I capture are my favorite moments. I love my work and what I do when I am behind the camera.
IFL - Any gear secrets you're up for sharing? AP - I don’t have any secret gear, I always shoot with my Contax 645 and my Leica MP.
IFL - Do you travel often for work? What does your everyday look like when not traveling? AP - I’m Based in Bali, the most popular wedding destination in the world, so I do not travel often. I shoot here in Bali 4-5 weddings a month. Yes, I love do traveling also if I have overseas work. At home, I love play with my kid and I love cycling.
What makes you feel awesome? If someone trust me to capture their life time moments and they really like with the result. It’s make me feel good. Of course music, good weather when I’m shooting photos, great sunset light and good food after finish the photo session.
Favorite thing about your current home/town. Bali is most exotic and beautiful place. I am really blessed to be born at this paradise island. My favorite thing here is the food and the people.
Food you love. I love to eat traditional food in Bali. Do your family/friends think photography is cool or nerdy? Before they think is just like hobby and now the think photography has a good income. :)