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Why you should use PhotoShelter for your professional photography website — and how to get $15 off!

If you are a new photographer starting out, or getting serious about your craft, you are probably wondering where to host your website. After all, it is one of the most crucial decisions you will take. Continue reading

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Elephant, Sumatra, Indonesia
Published work, Recent work, Video

Recent work: Video for the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020

I am very happy to share this brand video I produced for the Tropical Forest Alliance 2020 (World Economic Forum).

We produced multi-camera interviews in Jakarta and shot footage in Kalimantan (Borneo) and Sumatra, Indonesia. It also includes 2-D motion graphics.

It is edited in a narrative style, with soundbites from interviewees introducing the purpose of the organization and featuring two case studies from Brazil and Indonesia.

If Vimeo is blocked in your country, you can watch it on YouTube, here: https://youtu.be/Kgd881_fMSA

I really enjoyed working on this project, as I am particularly interested in climate change and environmental issues.

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Photography, Recent work

Recent work: Executive portraits

Recently I was commissioned to shoot corporate portraits of a company’s executives in Asia.

As usual with this type of shots, time was limited, so I made arrangements so that everyone could stand for a portrait in a short period of time. Using the same lighting setup also allowed consistency.

Here is a sample of the portraits in black and white.

Corporate portrait, Jakarta, Indonesia

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portrait, Jakarta, Indonesia

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

Corporate portraits, April 2016

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2016 02 29 Tearsheet Financial Times Portrait of Mochtar Riady, Lippo Group
Photography, Published work, Updates

Tear sheets: Portrait for the Financial Times

Last month I shot a portrait of Mochtar Riady for the Business Life section of the Financial Times.

It was published on all the print editions of the Financial Times on February 29, 2016. It was also published on all the online editions.

2016 02 29 Tearsheet Financial Times Portrait of Mochtar Riady, Lippo Group. Published on Business Life, on all international editions, page 12, February 29, 2016. (Rodrigo Ordonez)

Mochtar Riady is the founder and chairman of multinational conglomerate Lippo Group. According to Forbes, he currently ranks #6 in the list of Indonesia’s richest and #854 globally.

Executives have limited time, so shooting portraits is an art that requires a combination of technical and interpersonal skills. In another post I will share more details about how to approach an assignment like this.

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Photography, Published work

Tear sheets: WirtschaftsWoche (Germany)

Tear sheets of editorial photographs published in German business magazine WirtschaftsWoche (aka WiWo) on a story on medium-size enterprises in Indonesia, featuring Eztu Glass and Martha Tilaar Group.

2015 10 09 Tearsheet WirtschaftsWoche SMEs in Indonesia print Eztu Glass (Rodrigo Ordonez)

2015 10 09 Tearsheet WirtschaftsWoche SMEs in Indonesia print Martha Tilaar (Rodrigo Ordonez)

2015 10 09 Tearsheet WirtschaftsWoche SMEs in Indonesia print Martha Tilaar (Rodrigo Ordonez)

The story was also published online.

2015 10 09 Tearsheet WirtschaftsWoche SMEs in Indonesia web Eztu Glass (Rodrigo Ordonez)

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