A lot of people think that once they click their camera, all of a sudden they’ve all been given the gift of photography. Little did they know that it takes a very, very good eye to know which angle, which light or ray, and which position to snap in order to create one great pic.
This couple, both the wife as well as the husband, is not your usual couple. Meet Vicky and Rifkey, fashion and event photographers. Having a two-year-old son together, Rana, both keep pushing themselves to the limit to create a future for their son.
Tell us the inspirations and the things you’ve been through that put you where you are now?
Rifkey: “I used to be so into automotive and used to collect automotive magazines, that actually that got me driven to explore photography. Like how do these photos tell a story. So from wishing to be a racer, I quickly changed lanes into being a photographer. And that puts me where I am right now.”
Vicky: “True, neither of us have any photography background before so we had to learn from zero. But through a lot of processes, we’re able to appreciate this profession more than before. It was also about the wanting to learn more about it, the wanting to have our shots to be able to tell stories and capture messages.”
Define “Creating Your History”.
“For me personally, we create history every single day. Whenever I got one thing, it stimulates me to achieve other things in the future. When photographers made it, jobs just easily come. What I’m saying is that history would relate to the achievements that we reached in our lives.”
“Creating a history is how we make it as fun as we want to. We don’t want to have a bad history in our lives, right? We all want our best hard work to be noticed by others, and in doing so, it benefits to others or even inspire them.”
What sacrifices have you done that have shaped you to be where you are now?
Rifkey: “Time, of course, especially during the early years of learning photography. Time, money, and energy. My studies also got messed up, all had its own process, I guess.”
Describe yourself in the next 10 years.
“Having lots of plans. Lots of dreams. But since I’m a mother now, I wish my son to, of course, have a better life. I would like to see him getting a greater experiences and always being 5 steps ahead of us.”
Rifkey: “Having my own photo studio. I want to have my own business, be an entrepreneur.”
If you could turn back time and change your life path, would you want to?
Vicky: “I wouldn’t change my current path, but maybe to undo some of the time that I wasted, to be more focused back then. I think I’d be more accomplished if I started early.”
“Nothing. We only live once and I’m grateful for all the little things that I learned in my lifetime. Every mistake that we made is a learning process, and not to repeat the same mistakes. And also, we can take notes so that our children won’t take the wrong steps as we did.”
Editor: Galuh Tathya
Writer: Dela Naufalia
Photographer: Ganang Arfiandi
Digital Imaging: Ari Angga
Stylist: Salsabila Sari
MUA: Nadia Renata
Wardrobe: Legiteamate, available at TheFThing.com