Emotionally Charged Photos Reflect Photographer’s Growth

After one year and eight months, Indonesia-based photographer Mikael Aldo finally completed his 366 Day Project. The young photographer's portfolio now boasts a number of images that are both visually intriguing and emotionally thought-provoking. Whether the photographer's subject is floating in mid-air, submerged in water, or walking in the clouds, each person is on their own solitary, surreal journey.

Aldo's work is filled with raw emotions and discovery that reflect his own challenges with self-criticism and creative growth. He says, “To me, this was not an easy road to travel. Yet for the very first time in my life, I've finally found the thing that I love and enjoy doing the most. Everything about school had never motivated me. The only thing I had done after the school bell rang was to hop on to my ride and head to shoot. That was always the best part of the day. This project always lifted me up when things brought me down. I'm not sure that I could make such improvements without this project.”

Mikael Aldo on Flickr
via [my darkened eyes]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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