Anton Ismael is a highly respected Indonesian photographic artist and educator based in Jakarta, Indonesia. Ismael’s work is informed by an innate and profound connection with his Javanese culture and landscape, coupled with a longstanding fascination with the west, established in his formative years while studying in Australia.
Through an empathetic approach to his themes and subjects, Ismael produces finely crafted, intimate and exquisite imagery. His multi-faceted approach to crafting his images includes the exploration of found objects, drawings and film.
Identity is the underlying theme explored through 20 years committed to learning, producing and teaching.
In his series ‘Rumah’ Ismael explores the narrative of the evolution of self and the influence of family in the forming of identity.