Graphic Designer // 19 March 1991 // Sony A5000, Nikon D90, Nikon FM2 // Lightroom & Vsco Cam
Who is Devi Gunawan?
Devi Gunawan was born in Jakarta, 19 March 1991, and received her Bachelor Degree in Visual Communication Design. I’ve had a lifelong interest in visual art. My passion, for some time now, has been photographing (daily life, random things and places) and traveling.
How did your interest in photography begin?
I started taking photos when I was about 15 and have enjoyed it ever since. I believe learning photography is more about trial and error than about theory. Photography lets me express myself, my feelings, emotions, unique perspective and beliefs. If we all take a photograph of the same object then they would all be different, as everyone would capture something different about the object through their own eyes.
What is the primary object that you always love to capture?
I love to capture everyday situations, the feelings and emotions in candid moments. My favorite environments to shot in: open spaces, which are full of natural light from the windows. I’m always looking for plain, soft painted walls and natural backgrounds.
Tell us a bit about HÔI AN and what interested you?
There are so many ways to explain Hôi An, a place that captured my heart from the moment I stepped into it; the city is authentic, romantic, graceful and warm. I saw beauty everywhere I looked; faded yellow walls, tile-roofed houses, narrow alley and local women riding a bicycle. Hôi An allows me to settle down and feel at home for a while.
What do you do for a living?
Graphic designing and photography.
Any exciting plans for you in the near future?
Solo traveling and coming up with self-published projects: photo books and zines.
What can you tell us about your instagram feed?
I love capturing random objects and parts of my daily life. I capture everything when I travel. Sometimes, I get overly excited about little things and details. I love white, blue, gray and other natural color palettes, so my feed will be full of these color tones. For framing, I love minimal composition. White space is a must.
What has changed after you started using instagram?
My eyes will always search for “instagramable” objects [laughs]