Timur Angin was born in Indonesia in 1978 and commenced his career as a professional photographer in 1998.
It was during Timur’s first freelance photographic job – a photojournalism shoot of a Soeharto era reformist demonstration – that Timur and his camera became the victims of the crowds growing unrest, leaving him badly injured and his camera destroyed.
Timur returned to Jakarta, where he was hospitalized for more than a month to recover from this harrowing experience. Rather than being deterred by this experience, Timur was in fact more inspired and determined than ever to follow his desire to be a photographer.
Driven by his unique passion to capture the world he saw through the lens of his camera, Timur enrolled Jakarta Art Institute / Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ) to study Photography and Film, majoring in Documentary Film Directing.
It wasn’t long before he met Garin Nugroho, a very well respected Indonesian Film Director, who invited him to join his team as an “on-set” photographer to document the making of his films.
Learning and growing in this environment, Timur has had the privilege of photographing the making of more than 10 films for Garin Nugroho, shooting talent such as Eliana Eliana, Izinkan Aku Menciummu Sekali Saja, Laskar Pelangi & Sang Pemimpi.
The attention this work brought to Timur also garnered him offers of freelance assignments for a wide range of national and international publications.
As the demand for Timur’s unique photographic skills grew, so did his experience as a documentary cameraman, working internationally on productions such as Laya project (www.layaproject.com) shot in the Maldives, Israel, India, Srilanka, Thailand, Myanmar, Mumbai &Chennai.
As well as his extensive photographic experience, Timur is also in demand as a speaker at workshops & seminars, both teaching and talking about his work.
And on the side, the ever busy Timur is also the proud owner “Kedai Lante Satu” a boutique coffee shop in West Jakarta and is currently developing a website to sell stock photos.
No matter where in the world Timur finds himself, he likes to keep himself sane by never being too far from his camera and laptop, always having his shades and his music ready to go and being sure his little family is right by his side.
Timur believes his passion for photography is a combination of hard work, teamwork, and a compassionate view of all humanity.