Hengki Koentjoro is an accomplished photographer, specialising in capturing the spectral domain that lies amidst the shades of black and white. Born in Semarang, Central Java, Indonesia, he proceeded to pursue further education in Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California—an expedition that plunged him into the professional arena of video production and fine art photography. Childhood introduction to camera on his 11th birthday is by now an earnest love affair that involves an elaborate choreography of composition, texture, shapes and lines.
Reverie in nature takes form in the black and white of Hengki Koentjoro’s photographs. In his striking signature simplicity, Hengki delicately preserves the dreamy awe in ordinary objects above and under water. Now based in Jakarta, Hengki seeks soundness of mind mostly in the oceans and open nature—away from the buzzing city life.
These are just some of the awards Hengki has received in the past three years:
Black & White Single Image Contest 2013, for a Spotlight Award.
Black and White Spider Awards 2013. 2nd place – Merit of Excellent in Silhouette Category
Black and White Spider Awards 2013. 1st place – Outstanding Achievement in Nature Category
Worldwide Photography Gala Awards – WPGA 2013. 1st place – Seascape/Underwater Category
PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2013 — 3rd place in Fine Art Category
Kontinent Awards 2013 – Official Selection in Fine Art Projects
Kontinent Awards 2014 – Official Selection in Fine Art Projects
Hasselblad Master 2014 – 1st place winner in Landscapes/Nature category
MIFA – Moscow International Foto Awards 2014 – Honorable Mention – Fine Art Landscape
IPA Photography Awards 2014 – 1st place winner in Nature/Aerial category
PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category/Animal
PX3 Paris Photo Competition 2015 – 1st Prize in Nature Category