Simplicity is not the absence of clutter. Get it right, and you become closer and more focused on the object."

— Jonathan Ive.

Daylight Photoworks
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Why Us?

Responsibility

We come, and finish on time. We don’t make promise we can’t keep. And we actually know what we’re doing. We walk the talk.

Quality

We are at heart, an Architect who decides to work with Cameras. We understand beauty, behind and in front of them.

Result

Everybody Loves a Sunshine, and we deliver plenty of them. We don’t call ourselves Daylight by accident.

When one removes clutter, we see clarity. Photographically speaking, any objects you put between the horizon and your eye becomes clutter. How do we turn those into a work of art? How does one remove clutter, when they are the very subject of the composition?

We ask ourself that question every second we raise our camera. When one has clarity, any object of clutter is just an undiscovered piece of art; one that gets presented upon a masterful composition.

Light & shade bring colors to life. Objects turn any space into a landscape. Photography compresses a very complex, light-and-space orchestra, into a time-shifted, one-sided performance.

You and us are the performers. The internet is our audience.

WE SEE THE LIGHT.

Every properties & establishments are unique and each deserves a chance to be seen in its own true light. Having studied architecture, and worked closely with designers & creators, we have developed a certain sense of wisdom on how shapes, space and the light, interplay visually; be the space, understand the design, become the user, and unleash the beauty, naturally.

WE SHOOT IT RIGHT.

The rise of social media and online booking platforms like Airbnb brought the need for a fair-cost, high-quality & fast turnaround photography, and that’s where we strive: we have the necessities to operate efficiently, and the skills to deliver quality with an unprecedented price point.

WHO WE ARE

Daylight Photoworks is a subsidiary of PORTFOLIO Photography. Founded by Will Wiriawan, an architect by training who used to call Shanghai home. He served as creative advisor to various government and non-government organizations before he began taking photos commercially.

The Indonesian Ministry of Trade, the Ministry Tourism & Creative Economy, as well as the Heritage & Cultural Office of the Indonesian Railway Company are among those which Will has proudly and gratefully served.

Will has also worked with some of Asia’s leading companies like Artha Graha, Agung Sedayu, Allianz, BNI 46, CIMB Bank, Djarum, Intiland, LIPPO Group, Sampoerna, Sinarmas Land, Nestlé, WATG Architects, Sorg Architect, Budi Lim & Architects, Permata Bank, Mandiri, BMW, Porsche, Ferrari-Maserati, Garuda Indonesia, Blitzmegaplex, Cinemaxx, McDonald’s, and many more. In 2010, his role as the official photographer at the FIABCI 61st World Congressin Bali sets the tone for the organization’s visual approach to still photography and documentation.

His time in Shanghai and his architecture root also leads him to be the official photographer for the Indonesian Pavilion at the World Expo ’10 in Shanghai, China.

Will also serves as a consultant to the country’s largest publishing company, KOMPAS-Gramedia Group and its subsidiaries, as well as a member of Getty Images Global Photography Network.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

ARE YOU AVAILABLE TO TRAVEL FOR A PROJECT?

Yes. But only if you can’t find somebody local to work with. We have traveled to Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, France, Germany, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, and Singapore for some of the projects you see here. Flight & accommodation will be charged accordingly, plus a $75/day traveling surcharge on top of the base price.

HOW LONG DOES A TYPICAL PHOTOSHOOT TAKE?

1-2 bedroom studio will take about 1-2 hour, a typical café with f&b items will take between 2-3 hours, while a resort complex can take up to 4-8 hours to complete. Photos will be delivered within 36 hours to a cloud storage of your choice.

I TOOK SOME PHOTOS WITH MY PHONE AND THEY DON’T LOOK TOO BAD.

They mostly look okay when viewed on a small screen. But it usually won’t work for publishing for the web. For a small fee, you can let us take the heavy-lifting and let your space shines in a way that it should be.

CAN YOU SHOOT FOR FREE IN EXCHANGE OF […]?

We are a for-profit entity, and we only accept hard currency as a form of payment so that we can pay for our overheads, buy petrol, upgrade our equipments, etc. Last time we check, we still can’t pay for them with our services too, so let’s keep things simple with cash exchange.

We do, however, offer Pro Bono work, if you believe that you have a genuine cause, or something else to offer in exchange, get in touch.

HOW FAR IN ADVANCED SHOULD I BOOK FOR A SHOOT?

Ideally one week, at least three days. But we may be available for a last minute booking. Get in touch

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A SHOOT?

GENERAL

  • Open any blinds or curtains to allow natural light in.
  • Organize or put away objects that clutter your space.
  • Remove any objects you do not want photographed.
  • Check your lighting, replace broken bulbs and tidy up cables.

GARDEN & POOL

  • Pick up the dry leaves, tidy up, or hide the water hose.
  • If the pool guy hasn’t been in for a week, call him and make sure the water is fresh.
  • Park your vehicles so they don’t block the pretty views.

BEDROOM & BATHROOM

  • Make your bed look fit for a king or queen.
  • Tidy up your desk, put away any laundry.
  • Clean all mirrors, put away toiletries that don’t belong.
  • Open the shower curtain, close the toilet lid, empty the tissue bin.
  • Fold your towels, dry the floor, put mats away by the door.

IF YOU’RE STILL WORKING ON IT

KITCHEN

  • The idea is to invite people in, not the other way.
  • Put away extra dishes and food items.
  • Clean every counter top, remove personal items from the fridge doors.

HOW CAN I REACH YOU FOR MORE QUESTIONS?