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Every photographer has their own individual perspective in the way they view the world. Doddy Obenk is one of those ingenious photographers with a passion for developing a deeper understanding and presentation of physical objects and the art of Balinese culture.
Born in Bandung on March 25th 1968, Doddy Obenk got fascinated by photography as a junior high school student. After a self taught 20 year journey, Doddy further refined his talent by learning professionally from several big names in commercial photography including luminaries like Sarah Silver (New York), Eric Victor (Australia), Geraldo Pace (Canada) and Urs Rechter.
It was in 2006 that Doddy began to showcase his artworks by holding an exhibition themed ‘Life in Motion’. This marked the beginning of his long and successful career in the world of photography. He has held numerous exhibitions in that four-year span; one of them prestigiously set in Tokyo, Japan.
His passion and love with Balinese art grows larger each year, and in 2012, he and his friend, fellow photographer Tjandra Kusuma saw an opportunity to preserve the island’s sacred art and culture through a documentation project specifically capturing the art forms of Tejakula and Blangsinga villages. The results of this project in form of photography and video are exhibited each year along with performances from Balinese maestro dance performers. His interest is such that he established the Intan Budaya Negeri Foundation in 2008 with the purpose of preserving Balinese culture and tradition.
Today Doddy still continues his focus on preserving the ancient art and tradition of Bali, he is determined to immortalize it through his lenses, talent and creativity. You can view his artwork at www.obenkografie.com