“The surreal wilderness of the night has always fascinated me. The riverside I walked through completely transformed at night and I encountered characters and situations that would never occur in the day. The curiosity about what might happen really excited me. The scary part however, were the ghost like creatures I imagined wandering around in the shadows. Because of the fear, I could never bring myself to approach these mysterious beings partaking in unknown activities. Photography has given me the energy to enjoy the discomfort and experience this nocturnal wild side. While confronting the darkness outside, I also redeemed the darkness within.”
“Inside my Head” is project that I’ve done for Angkor Photo Workshop 2015 in Siem Reap, Cambodia, under tutors from Magnum Photos, Antoine D’Agata and Sohrab Hura. (Inside My Head, Siem Reap, 2015 © Aji Susanto Anom)
Aji Susanto Anom (b.1989) is a photographer based in Solo, Indonesia. He is now still studying in Indonesian Art Institutes of Yogyakarta (ISI Yogyakarta). His work is basically explores all his personal question about the darkness of his deeper life. He has published three photobooks independently called “Nothing Personal”, “Poison” and “Recollecting Dreams”. In 2015, he was selected as one of the participant of “Angkor Photography Workshop” under the mentor: Antoine D’Agata and Sohrab Hura. His works can be discovered through his featured publication on Lens Culture, The Invisible Photographer Asia, Top Photography Films, Monovisions, Dodho Magazines, Sidewalkers.Asia and more.