Photographer: Arik Dao
Arik began exploring photography about 6 years ago when realizing that the techniques and equipment he was using could not adequately capture competition action during judo tournaments. What began as primarily a sports photography challenge has now expanded to a variety of contexts including travel, wedding, and family portraiture. Arik is currently a Senior Research Engineer at NASA Ames and a Ph.D. student in industrial engineering. Born from a technical background he remains captivated by the inner workings of the camera, and the physical world that influences the images that ultimately engages our eyes.
Creative Director: Astrid Dao
Astrid began her career as a photo stylist at Indonesia's premier fashion publisher, Femina. She developed her career and reputation as a creative director and writer at a variety of popular lifestyle and travel publishing companies including Men's Folio, World of Watches, Maximillian, and Time. Astrid's writings have also appeared in Bazaar Indonesia, Cleo Indonesia, and Home and Decor. When not reading or writing Astrid enjoys conducting culinary experiments and designing jewelry.