Aspiring Filmmaker. Avid Photographer.
Last active: 08/08/2014
My name is Jordan Syarief Benjamin, I am an aspiring Filmmaker and avid photographer. I currently live in Melbourne, Australia. Originally from Jakarta, Indonesia. My way of life is occupied with the means to fit better in both cultural differences, which gave me a path to see things distinctly from people.
I have found a passion for film when i was seven years old, i started having an interest in photography in the midst of high school, the years that everyone went to a particular phase, changing. I am of course still very young, only sixteen and being a teenager, I see the world differently than a grown adult. However me being taken away to a different life, a fantasy where i am older than anyone else in this world. The way i see things are so dramatic and cinematic.
WHAT I SEE IN FILM
I love the magnificent of stories, and the fact that we have the ability to tell stories visually mezmerise me. Films have been a motivation for me to do something no one has ever done cinematically, touching the audiences heart, making them cry or laugh, or giving them hope.
I always have a clear vision of what the final product should be like, and i don’t take that for granted. Filmmaking have and always will be my number one focus throughout my life, films like the Lord of the rings trilogy, and Steven Spielberg's works have given me the hope that film changes peoples lives and of course including mine.
WHAT I SEE IN PHOTOGRAPHY
Photography changes the way i see the world, i love it the same way with film, they are both very different, i have the ability to transfer the experience i had with film into photography. Photography have changed due to technological advancements, people can almost take SLR quality pictures using their smartphone.
But most photographers (Including me) believe that it is the photographers eyes and vision that made photography beautiful and an powerful art form. Every time i take a photo i always visualize first, i rarely do the point and shoot thing. Sometimes something so beautiful, i keep to my self to wonder and dream in my own fantasy.