July 28, 2011

POYi Emerging Vision Incentive Finalist

Recently I was chosen as a finalist to (POYi) Pictures of the Year Emerging Vision Incentive for my ongoing project documenting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua.  I am very honored to receive this recognition.  I am going back to Indonesia this coming September and I will be using the funds I am receiving to continue this project.

I would like to thank my fellow MPW who helped me with my proposal, Emily Berl, Robert Omerod, Gianni Giosue, James Chance, and Theodore Kaye.  Also I special thanks to Oana York for editing my written proposal.

Against All Odds: HIV/AIDS Epidemic Among Indigenous Papuans - Images by Andri Tambunan


I am having a PRINT SALE to raise funding for my ongoing project documenting the HIV/AIDS epidemic in Papua.

Print Sale - Images by Andri Tambunan

Sizes and Prices are as followed. (All prices include tax and shipping in Cont. USA). For international shipping please contact me directly.

12x18 signed print ($125)
16x24 signed print ($175)
20x30 signed print ($250)


*Prints are unmatted & unframed

*Photographs are Chromogenic color prints (C-print) to ensure archival with 3 Types of Finish. Please select:

1) Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper offers accurate color, realistic saturation, excellent neutral flesh reproduction and brighter colors.

2.) Endura Metallic Paper offers natural looking flesh tones, sharp details, and beautifully saturated colors. Plus, Endura is strong-resistant to tearing and curling without any additional lamination. This paper uses a patented combination of film and laminate layers that result in striking, three-dimensional, lasting images on an ultra-bright background.

3.) True B&W Paper provides excellent tone reproduction from digital camera files, scanned color slides or negatives. Because the emulsion is silver-based rather than dye-based, the imaging performance and characteristics of this paper are the same as traditional b&w continuous-tone papers. That translates to neutral tonal characteristics that provide the paper with display and archival qualities.

*B&W Photographs are only available in True B&W Paper.

*All prints are Lustre Coated: Water-based lustre coating is an eco-friendly formula that provides a sheen that visibly enhances your prints and provides superior protection. The coating protects against fingerprints, UV rays, and typical over-spraying found in home/office environments. Lustre coating provides for a richer, enhanced sheen on prints.

*Payments could be made via personal check or Paypal or in person.

July 25, 2011

Launch 2011

SacTown Mag asked me to photograph Launch, a festival connecting people with art, music, fashion, and design.  This year's event was held at Greens Hotel in Del Palso Blvd. in Sacramento.  It was a pretty cool event which ended around 1am.  I was pretty exhausted at the end of the night since I had my 12-8 shift prior at The Bee.  Here are some of the images I shot.

Bryan V of Exquisite Corps
Miss Chief Fashion Design

Miss Chief Fashion Design
Miss Chief Fashion Design 
Sister Crayon 
Sister Crayon
Sister Crayon
Van Der Neer Fashion Design
Van Der Neer Fashion Design
Van Der Neer Fashion Design

July 19, 2011

Sacramento Bee Internship (Mid-Progress)

I've reached the halfway mark of my internship with the Sacramento Bee.  I've shot various assignments, from food to sports, things that I wouldn't normally shoot.  I've also learned more about my hometown that I didn't know before and met a lot of wonderful people.  I approached each assignment as a challenge.  I shoot the "normal" shots of what is expected but then I push it further adding my own twist.  Sometimes those photos didn't get published and sometimes they do.  But, shooting for the Bee gives me great access and an opportunity to take more risks.  Often time, I only have 10 minutes to make a picture and sometime I have to drive around town to find a photo that illustrate the weather in Sacramento (this is by far my least favorite since my car has no AC so I am sweating driving around in 100 degree weather).  Nevertheless, these assignments have pushed my creativity and helped improve my overall skills and approach as a photographer.  Click on the title below the photo to read the article.  

Grilled Lambs for food and wine section.  I am vegetarian so I didn't get to taste the meat, though it smelled pretty good.  

This is an article on hundreds of thousands of bats living under the Causeway connecting Davis and Sacramento.  This was a fun assignment because I love nature and and we get to ride around in this tank looking vehicle that could float in water.  However, we were eaten by blood sucking mosquitos. 

This story is on Rick Bermingham, 5th ranked horse-shoe pitcher in the world.  I didn't know such thing exists but I spent less than 15 minutes taking some photos during his practice before the reporter arrived to interview him.  I found it a lot easier to take photos without the reporter around so I tend to arrive earlier than I am supposed to so I could chat and put my subjects at ease.  

Another food story but this time I had to photograph a couple of firemen make dinner for their whole crew to prepare for an upcoming competition at the State Fair.

This is a story on a family who started a fundraiser to help injured children in Libya.  I took the photo below and I thought it would make it to the paper but instead they chose another photo (3 down).  But, in this photo below, Ali, 12, watches Al Jazeera in his dining room to get updates on the events taking place in Libya.  

I've never shot tennis before so this was very challenging to me.  I emailed Al Bello who was my team leader at Eddie Adam. I figured if anyone could give me a crash course in shooting tennis, he is the man that could help me.  20 minutes later he called me and gave me lots of great tips.  My photo of Serena Williams made the front cover of the Sports section.  Thanks Al.

It has been surprisingly cool in Sacramento this summer and it was due to La Nina.  My assignment was to illustrate how the people in Sacramento take advantage of this great weather.  I came across Quetzalcoatl Citlalli Aztec Danc group practicing at SouthSide Park.  In this photo below, they honor their ancestors in 4 cardinal directions before the start of their practice.  Unfortunately, the photo didn't get published, rather it was the baseball photo.