Hardijanto Budiman is a visual artist based in Jakarta and a Nikon Indonesia Official Photographer. Starting interest in photography around 2003, for Hardijanto photography is the best media to express his passion for art.
Hardijanto does not classify himself as a ‚pure‘ photographer. His works mostly are about how representing imagination and emotion into pictures. „For me photography is the best media to express my passion in art. I don’t classify myself as ‘pure’ photographer. My works just like the journey of my life! It is all about the expression of imagination, emotion & experiences of my life. My favorite genre are Conceptual & Contemporary Photography. I also love anything about Surreal World! That’s why lots of my pictures strongly influenced with Surreal touch.“
Hardijanto Budiman has won more than 200 photography awards including Malta International Photo Award 2018 (Abstract), 1st Place Winner (Professional Fine Art) Monochrome Photography Awards 2018, 1st National Champion SWPA 2021, Runner up Whalebone Photo Contest 2021 and the Merit Awards All About Photo Awards 2021.
Vibrant. Graphic. Stylized. That is the color palette of Hardijanto Budiman. This complements, contrasts and punctuates so well the designed, industrial shapes and figures that he mysteriously uses. Sometimes for social commentators, sometimes for aesthetical reasons, sometimes just for fun. „There are many amazing artist who’s been inspired me, but most of them are not photographers such as Salvador Dali, Rene Magritte, Andy Warhol, Yayoi Kusama. There are some Photographer that I really admired such as Fan Ho, Sebastiao Salgado, Noelle Oszvald, Brooke Shaden.“