Mukti Echwantono ‘ I closed my mouth and spoke to you, in a hundred silent ways’ – Rumi

November 27, 2017 by Laura Gomez


Photo lnterview:

Name: mukti echwantono
Age: 40
Birthday: 22 sept
Colour: black
Book: kahlil gibran
Movie: forest gump,interview with vampir , true romance
Food: nasi goreng
Quote: i closed my mouth and spoke to you, in a hundred silent ways – Rumi

For how long have been in photography? i have been in photography for 11 years

How did you start? i bought a camera to photograph the stage music

How would you define yourself as an artist? i like to express my feelings through photography, like a poetry but with media photography
this is the way to interact with viewer

Where do you find inspiration? from events i`ve experienced and some after reading a book

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”



Who has been the greatest inspiration in your life today? francesca woodman with his seemingly mystical work

What for you is the most enjoyable part of your photography? exploring the symbols of life through books and nature

Is Brainstorming not the only creative method use to create new concepts? i work alone , because art for me to describe dream or events that i see and experience

Please could you tell us about photography and digital technology? its does not mater digital or film because the meaning of photography is to paint with light

What type of camera do you use most? canon 7d , canon 5dmk2 and sometime nikon d800

What is your favorite lens? canon 24-70mm, canon 135mm , canon 50mm and 35mm

“Dancing is not just getting up painlessly, like a leaf blown on the wind; dancing is when you tear your heart out and rise out of your body to hang suspended between the worlds.”



some short questions now…

Describe your style: “Define yourself”… Mukti Echwantono

Art Fairs: good, for promotion of you artwork

Museums: the place i dreamed of for exhibitions, but sometimes very difficult

Cities: malang

Travels: everywhere arround the globe

Artists: francesca woodman and helmut newton

Music: marlylin manson, placebo, radio head

Drones: dji phantom

Who are the artist’s you admire the most? francesca woodman

What has been your most memorable assignment and why? all memorable ,because is describes an event that exist and i experienced

What are your favourite three images you have shot recently? the title is `shall we?`[ballet dancer] `crossroad` and `remembrance`

“Now is the time to unite the soul and the world. Now is the time to see the sunlight dancing as one with the shadows.”



How important is an awesome website for your business? in the era of internet and social media all become important, becouse quickly we can intoduce our work

What’s the most important quality a photographer needs to have? soul, because what you convey from the heart will come to the heart

Which of your projects has given you the most satisfaction? ballet dancer project and underwater project



Who are the photographer’s you admire the most? francesca woodman,helmut newton ,ellena roger

What are your next projects? about ballet dancer behind the stage in black and white

Define ‘Klassik Magazine’ for the audience? A dream come true

Instagram @muktiechwantono

“Daylight, full of small dancing particles and the one great turning, our souls are dancing with you, without feet, they dance. Can you see them when I whisper in your ear? All day and night, music, a quiet, bright reedsong. If it fades, we fade.”