Hendro Soetrisno is an international award-winning photographer. He is a Master of Photography from PPA, a Master Photographer in Fine Art - Accredited in Fine Art Nature from MPI, and a Master of WPPI. He represented the United States in the World Photographic Cup and brought home the gold medal in the Nature category and the Best of Nations award. He has won over 150 prestigious awards from reputable organizations worldwide including Professional Photographer of America, Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, Master Photographers International, and Australian Institute of Professional Photography. He also held several Photographer of the Year titles from various professional organizations.
Hendro is a visual storyteller. His fine art images are part of his imagination, where the color of the water is sometimes pink instead of blue, where birds and other animals speak to him when he speaks to them.
Each of his work is a result of more than 25 years of photography, thousands of captures, endless waiting for a single perfect moment followed by months of post production to bring his world of imagination to life.
He started his photography using a medium format film before switching to digital. He was a landscape photographer at the beginning but then his interest expanded to include wedding and portrait photography before settling down in fine art nature.
Upon a suggestion of a friend, he entered his first professional competition in AIPP (Australia Institute of Professional Photography) where he got his first awards. He continued entering other major professional competitions, among them were Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI), Professional Photographers of America (PPA), and Master Photographers International (MPI). Not only were those competitions judged by the world's best photographers, he had to compete against them as well and all these have been contributing to his learning progress. He has won at least 150 awards and earned several Photographer of the Year titles from different organizations.
As an acknowledgement, he also earned Master degrees from PPA, MPI, and WPPI. He is an accredited fine art nature photographer in MPI. These are not academic degrees but accumulation of achievements from each prestigious competition.
Upon rigorous selection, he was chosen to represent the United States in the prestigious World Photographic Cup - the Olympics of professional photography. He brought home the gold medal in the Nature category and also won the Best of Nations award.
Apart from competitions, he also mentored some fellow photographers.
The event that brought him to his current style was actually a casual conversation with one of the most reputable wedding photographers. He attended his workshop and during a break he told him that he needed to be his own, not just a copy of the photographer. There are a lot of talented photographers and he has to have something that distinguishes his work from theirs. Something that can be recognized as his. He does not want to be a nature photographer. He prefers being a visual storyteller who uses animal fine art to tell his imagination.
He entered the NFT world in mid January 2022. His first series "VIVID" which consisted of 10 images of edition of 1 were sold out in a month.
He run the collective Artists United. Their first project "TOGETHER" was the very first in the history of the NFT photography collective to be curated by a collector with a buy-back guarantee. It was sold out in 3 days.