Muhammad Idrus Arsyad (A.K.A Idrus Ids), from Makassar Indonesia, has won himself a name in photography because of his beautiful and moody composites. He usually spends four hours or more before he is happy with an image.
Idrus tells DIYP:
I love nature, landscape and wildlife, but honestly I think those genres are too expensive. That’s the reason why I started to learn editing. I love art also, therefore I began to educate myself on how to create composites using all my real stock photos. It seems to me people like my work even though they know my images are composites.
Idrus started out photographing with a compact camera back in 2002. In 2012 he got his first DSLR, and is now using both a Canon 600D and a Canon 6D. His lenses of choice are the Canon 24-105mm, Canon 70-200mm, and Tamron 150-600mm.
I discovered Ids’ work on 500px not long after I joined the platform. His artistic, creative and atmospheric images struck a chord in me. It was also clear to me that it takes a lot of skill and patience to create composites like he does where colors and light are very balanced and harmonic while having a dreamy feel to them. While a very talented artist, Idrus is not a professional photographer.
He explains: “Photography is just a hobby, but I sell my work and sometimes I embark on small storytelling projects – just for fun with some friends.”