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An award winning professional photographer based in Medan, Indonesia. Suwandi Chandra’s interest in photography blossomed while working in Des Moines, Iowa,  USA in 2007. His love of travel, nature, landscape and architectural objects continues to fuel his worldwide travels. Some of his works has been featured and published in several online/digital and print publication ranging from Apple, CNN.com, New York Times, Singapore Airlines SilverKris, Garuda Indonesia Colours, Lonely Planet Travellers, Qatar Airways Oryx, Jetstar Asia, Silk Air Silkwinds, Sony Indonesia and Pentax/Ricoh.

In 2019, one of his photo from his trip to Canyonlands National Park was selected as one of the 20 photos worldwide for Apple ‘ShotoniPhone’ campaign for the with the theme of ‘Mother Nature’ and new tag of ‘#EarthShotoniPhone‘. The photo was use as the billboard which can be found from Tokyo, Toronto, Singapore, Seoul, Perth, and Kuala Lumpur to name a few.

He started Suwandi Chandra School of Photography as his own interface to meet local photography community/hobbyist/enthusiast during his free time. He will share and teach them photography skills base on the fundamental photography principles and his own experiences. He is part of the Sony Alpha Team Indonesia as their Sony Alpha Guru which represent their Digital Imaging department in Mid 2020 - Aug 2021.

AWARDS

1st Place WINNER (The Bountiful Earth Category) and 3rd Place WINNER (The Breathing Space) 

photo in International Garden Photographer of The Year 2019

2 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2019 (Nature & Smartphone Categories)

4 Honorable Mentions (Travel/Adventure, Landscape, Water/Snow/Ice, Nature & Wildlife) 8th Annual Mobile Photography Awards 2018

3rd place WINNER (The Bountiful Earth Category) for  ‘The Cinnamon Farmer’ photo in International Garden Photographer of The Year 2018

SPECIAL MENTION 'Best Single Image in a Portfolio - TALES OF ADVENTURE' for  Travel Photographer of The Year 2017

1 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2018 (Nature - Aerial/Drone)

1 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2018

1 HONORABLE MENTIONS “PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2017”

2 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2017

2 Finalist in Travel Photographer of The Year 2016

4 Honorable Mentions The Lucie Foundation International Photography Awards (IPA) 2016

2 Bronze Awards The EPSON International Pano Awards 2016

2 HONORABLE MENTIONS “PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris 2015”

Honorable Mentions 6th Annual Mobile Photography Awards 2016

First Place at Iowa State Fair Photography Salon 2008 (Bamboo Groove)

Finalist at the 28th Annual Spring Photography Contest by Photographer’s Forum Magazine

Finalist at the International Photo Competition (IPC) 2008 

CLIENTS

Suwandi Chandra Photography has established its portfolio servicing various clients from different businesses. The following are some of the clients:

Apple, Sony Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia, Korean Air, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Jetstar, Qatar Airways, Zara, Verdant Bioscience, MAP (PT. MAP Mitra Adiperkasa), The New York Times, Lonely Planet Traveller, CNN, Malaysia Airlines, JW Marriott Medan, Changi Airport Singapore, National Geographic ES, Blue Bird.

GEAR

Sony A7RIII

Sony A7III

Sony FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM

Sony FE 16-35 f/2.8 GM Lens

Sony Vario-Tessar T* FE 16–35 mm F4 ZA OSS

Sony FE 20mm F1.8 G

Sony FE 24-70mm F2.8 GM

Sony FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS Lens

Sony FE 35mm f/1.8 Lens

Sony Sonnar® T* FE 55 mm F1.8 ZA

Sony FE 70-200mm F2.8 GM OSS

Sony FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS Lens

Peak Design Everyday Backpack 20L

Leofoto LS-324C+LH-40 Tripod

DJI Mavic Pro

iPhone 11 Pro

Manfrotto Tripod

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