Started his journey in photography humbly by taking photos out of mobile phone’s camera in high school, Chesoen Tan has always had such strong determination in achieving his dream in photography, and therefore, he pursued his goal by obtaining a Diploma of Professional Photography from The Photography Institute. The credential enabled him to start his journey as a professional photographer in 2010 and to finally became the founder of Namasa in 2017.
Chesoen Tan sees photographs as a powerful tool to tell people’s stories.
He want people to have a power to going back through time with his works, to feel and remember again what already passed.
His vision of photography and art were poured through some of his work. He published a documentary photography book “Bahasa Hati – Sandrayati Fay in 2017 and a travel photo book of Japan called “Blossom” in 2020.
Chesoen Tan was also part of some photo exhibitions; Dua Jiwa wedding photo exhibition; Empat Sisi wedding photo exhibition; and his own project “Terpatri” photo series, which was exhibited at Volks Coffee, Surabaya. The last but not the least, He had his work exhibited at “Indonesian Windows”, a photo exhibition endorsed by the Consulate General of Republic of Indonesia at New York City.