Advan Matthew; born in Surabaya on 1988. He has been fascinated with art from such an early age. Being introduced with music (particularly piano and vocal), he spent his youth on conventional American high school, which mainstreams in music department such as jazz band, chorus, show choir, and symphonic band. Later in 2007 then he moved to Jakarta to pursue degree in Commerce, which then sent him off to the land of down under. His career as photographer began in that isolated town of Perth in late 2009. Started with shooting model’s polaroid in his tiny empty space he turned into simple set up of home studio, he then booked clients ranging from catalogue, campaign, and editorial in Australia. His first exhibition was held in 2010 in the city of Perth along with other Perth’s fashion photographers. After graduation, he came back to Jakarta and never stopped shooting for editorials and campaigns until now. He still travels to Perth and Melbourne for campaign shoots. His favorite subject revolves around feminine figures. He’s inspired a lot by the light whether it’s natural and artificial. Even on indoor he likes to emulate the morning or afternoon sun. His style is best portrayed bold regardless its soft or strong finishing. As for postproduction treatment, he doesn’t usually do that much because he believes that every good photo starts already good on the camera.

Magazines
HARPER'S BAZAAR, L'OFFICIEL, AMICA, MARIE CLAIRE, CLEO, VERVE. NYLON, TATLER, GRAZIA, AUGUST MAN, MEN'S FOLIO, INSTYLE, ESQUIRE, HER WORLD, DEWI, CLARA.

Press
ROLLING STONES MAGAZINE 2012 YOUNG GUN PHOTOGRAPHER, FREE MAGAZINE "BEST OF 2013 (ART SECTION)", THE PEAK MAGAZINE 2013 INDONESIA'S SUCCESSFUL YOUNG FIGURE (ART CATEGORY), JAX MAGAZINE PROFILE FOR FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY A-Z, THE FASHIONISTO, NYLON, DESIGN SCENE EXCLUSIVE, BEN TROVATO EXCLUSIVE, TREND HUNTER, FASHIONISING EXCLUSIVE, MALE MODEL SCENE, BACKSTAGE VIDEO ON FASHION TV, PHOTO OF THE DAY VOGUE.IT, VOGUE CHINA (VOGUE.CN), FIMELADOTCOM, YAHOO7, IIF (INDONESIA IN FASHION).

Advertising
YVES SAINT LAURENT, LOUIS VUITTON, CUSSONS, LANCOME, MAYBELLINE, TONI&GUY AUSTRALIA, ROCOCO, TRESSEME, SENAYAN CITY, X(S.M.L), PRIYO OKTAVIANO, DANJYO HYOJI, WALLS, MARTHA TILAAR. RAISA (ALBUM COVER), ANDIEN (SINGLE COVER). NEONOMORA (EP COVER)

Exhibition

• “A STUDY OF LIGHT: GRAY” – Dia.Lo.Gue ArtSpace January 12th – 23rd 2013. Partnering with HARPER'S BAZAAR, AMICA, Esquire, FIMELA Networks, Muvila, DailyWhatNot, Charlie-Seen, JAX. Indonesia.
• “THE PAINTED SKY” – Plaza Indonesia May 17th-31st 2013. Partnering with HER WORLD.
• "GEMS FOR GENTLEMEN" - Plaza Indonesia Main Atrium April-May 2014 on behalf of Men's Folio Anniversary.
• “TALULA" - Plaza Indonesia Main Atrium May-June 2014.
• “IBUKOTA" (Collective Exhibition curated by Anton Ismael). Rumah Kelas Pagi Jogjakarta June 6th-14th 2014.

PORTFOLIO AND COMMERCIAL WORK IS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST