Interview by Fadhly Muhammad
What do you like the most about working with Nicoline Patricia?
She's very talented and hardworking as a photographer. As her assistant we can learn many things from her. The philosophy of how you see around you. She told me to shoot with your heart, you should rely on your heart and eyes, photography equipment is just a medium to make your idea become visible, so you can show people around you what's inside your head. An expensive camera isn't the secret ingredient, what lies inside of you that makes a great picture.
What makes you fall in love with fashion in the first place?
The beauty of it.
On most of your pic you use raw-minimalist lighting, what's the deal with that?
Describe your process to create a new piece?
I look for inspiration from movies, books, magazines, and simply things that I see everyday. Then I take my camera and start to shoot.
What does it take to make an ideal work for you?
A good team.
According to your FB, you used to live in Khazakhstan? Is that true?
Kazakhstan, sounds good huh.
It's my dream to go to exotic places. I've never been to that place, completely fictional! Haha.
What's your criteria for a model?
Young, skinny, and fun. Maybe a little bit crazy can make them perfect
I saw your work "Lady of The Forest", tell us a bit more about that project?
It was a portfolio project with my friend Rajasa Pramesywara. His concept is a greek goddess. Actually we planned to have a photoshoot around afternoon but because one and another thing we can not make it. So we shoot when the sun already down, and the lighting we got just a flashlight and a hotshoe flash on camera. But I like the result, even though it's minimal light, we've made good result.
What was the best thing you did last year?
Travelling around Indonesia with Nicoline Patricia and her team.
Tools of the trade?
Heart and eyes
If someone gave you $1.000.000. what would you do?
Traveling around the world
What's next for Andre Wiredja?
I'm planning to have an exhibition. But still working on it.