About Jerfareza

I am an Indonesian-born freelance photographer specializing in street and landscape although I also dabble in various fields of photography out of curiosity or due to work demands. I spent most of my adult years away from my homeland and currently residing in Japan, a country which I consider to be very beautiful with its unparalleled mix of nature and culture.

Aside from photography, I am also a software developer with years of experience in both backend and frontend development.

If you are reading this page, I would like to thank you for having the curiosity to check out who I am. Should you have more questions about me or my photography, feel free to contact me.

What is photography to me?

I was first attracted to see the world from behind the lens when I often walked around the city of Kuala Lumpur, which I used to live for years prior to coming to Japan. There I obtained my first DSLR and used it to shoot random objects. Nevertheless, my love for photography did not grow exponentially until I moved into the land of the rising sun, traveled to a lot of places and met many amazing people who inspired and encouraged me to pursue photography.

I love to tell stories in my photos as I consider the narrative behind each image as an art of its own, a platform to express what I see into digital images or prints. Nothing makes me happier than having people telling me they enjoy looking at my photos and be able to make stories out of them.

Regarding this website

I have always wanted to build my own website from scratch as a challenge for myself to step out of the usual comfort zone. In the past, I used to run a blog focused on travel in Japan interspaced with some photography experiments, which was hosted in WordPress. Although the blog did not go as well as I had expected, the idea of launching my photo portfolio still stands.

After several months of tinkering around between my schedule, I finally completed my long-time dream in the summer of 2019. This website is built on top of the newfound interest both in photography and software development technologies.