I was born in Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia from Minang’s parents. Grew up in Surabaya, a heroic city in Java. My Minang’s ancestors used to say, “..nature, expanded to become a teacher (alam terkembang menjadi guru)..”.  Therefore, I love to walk around, wherever the destination. Traveling help me to understand what is mother of nature do and what is God message in this world.

Photography Achievement:


  • Started to learn photography using DSLR. It was Canon EOD 350D.


  • Vacuum time in photography.


  • Returned to learn photography with Olympus E-620.
  • Finalist on Minangkabau Photography Competition, held by Minangkabau Society in Bandung Instute of Technology.


  • Winner on “Action” monthly competition, held by Karl Taylor Photography in London, UK.
  • Winner as Editor Choice on Southeast Asia Award Photography Competition for April 2010 edition, held by ASEAN Tourism Association.
  • 3rd Place on International Black & White 2010 Photo Competition, held by ePhotoAwards.
  • Accepted on 5th Malta International Photographic Exhibition & Competition, held by Malta Photographic Society.


  • Finalist on 2nd Water Integrity Photo Competition – The Urban Water & Corruption Challenge in Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Diploma ISF from VI Salon Fotográfico Illes Balears 2011, Andorra.
  • Favourite Photo Category on Surabaya Heritage Photo Competition 2011.


  • One of 54 best photos on UNESCO-UNEVOC Photo Contest “Work Has Many Faces” and awarded to published in Third International Congress on Technical and Vocational Education and Training, Shanghai, China at 13-16 May 2012.
  • 1st Winner of 36th IPA (Indonesia Petroleum Association) Photo Competition 2012 in Jakarta.


  • 1st Appreciation Award in Surabaya Tourist Photo Contest.
  • Top 200 finalist of Garuda Photo Competition.


  • Photo finalist on Photo Competition – Tourism Authority of Thailand 2014.
  • 3rd Winner of 38th IPA (Indonesia Petroleum Association) Photo Competition 2014 in Jakarta.


  • 1st Winner (Business Category) of MedcoEnergi 35th Anniversary Photography Competition.
  • FIAP Honorable Mention and part of Indonesia Team on FIAP World Cup Biennial 2015.



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email: elits0215@yahoo.com or afrinaldi.zulhen@gmail.com

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