We had the good fortune of connecting with vincent darmohusodo and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi vincent, what do you attribute your success to?
Many factors contribute to success. I really think believing in yourself and what you have to offer to others is the first step. The journey is long and will have a lot of ups and downs. It’s easy to get distracted and get caught up with negative energy. I always focus on what I believe and pursue it. Furthermore, don’t be afraid to bring something different to the table. Photography world is saturated with so many talented people. I have to elevate what I produce and expand my creativity to create something new that is unique. Instead of making prints, I combine photography with mixed media art using reclaimed wood to create something that is truly unique. My work is focused on creating that rustic and distressed feel highlighted by the use of old wood as my canvas. Each piece is handmade and has its individual “fingerprints” that can not be duplicated.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I want to create something that stands out in the crowd. My photo transfer work allows me to use my creativity to bring together photography and mixed media art. The transfer process is entirely done by hand. Unlike a print, each piece is unique and one of a kind. Some imperfections during the transfer process actually makes the overall piece “perfect.”
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Definitely a lot of outdoor activity. Surf: North County, Beaches to hang out: Black’s, Hike: Torrey Pines, Golf: Torrey Pines, Kayaking: La Jolla, Fishing:: Seaforth Sportsfishing, Sunset: Sunset Cliffs, Eat: Menya Ramen, Drink: Culture Brewery, Hang out: Little Italy.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
There is a local gallery called MK Envision Galleries located at the Arts District in Liberty Station. They have always supported local photographers by promoting their work in their gallery. I’m always grateful for the support they provided by having my unique work to be displayed there.