Sandy Wijaya was born in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Talking about photography, we need turning the time back to unveil his childhood memory, his parents frequently brought him while they are travelling; they open his eyes to see how magnificent and beautiful the Indonesia is. At that time nor he or his parents have a camera to capture beautiful places that they have visited. For several times Sandy tried to re-draw his favorite scene or place, yet it did not satisfy him until he decided to shift media into photography.
Sandy who have the educational background of Law, started photography career in 2001 by self-taught, he was studied basic technical and philosophic understanding of photography and art through a variety of literatures. In 2010 he joined the Perhimpunan Amatir Foto (PAF) Bandung, Indonesia’s oldest photo club since 1924. Sandy has achieved various prestigious accolades in the sphere of photo art both at national and international level.
In 2013, he obtained AFIAP (Artiste of FIAP) distinction from Fédération Internationale de l’Art Photographique (FIAP) Sandy has also been awarded the prestigious degree of Examinee of FPSI (E.FPSI) after a successful photographic examination held by the Federation of Photographic Society of Indonesia (FPSI). Besides became a speaker in many international photography seminar, Sandy is organizing and mentoring in worldwide photography tour, with Maha Caraka.
Beside his lifetime passion to capture the beauty of waterfalls with Large Format Camera in Indonesia, Sandy quite often wanders to various exotic countries around the world especially in the Himalayas and Asia. Ventured on road less travelled, in pursue of enchanting lights and to be on the scent of one’s culture. His aspirations lead him far away from home to visit many wondrous places in Middle East, Latin America and Europe.
In the process of work, Sandy believes that the quint essence of photography is not about the camera which just merely a creativity tool to express one’s vision or emotion, instead creating state-of-the-art results with the utmost appreciation of an art, genuinely creative, and the capabilities of capturing the soul of a scene or emotion and sincerely speaks through it. That are the fundamentals of quality that he want keep in his works.