BASED on my visual records, I remember if the year 2014 was became the momentum for the Sinabung volcano eruption prolonged eruption which entered the third years of the eruption duration in process. During that time, there were many natural geographic was been changes as my daily documentary. As automatically, through my daily-life routinary became a new intuition which grows be a part of my soul.
And not only about the volcano characteristics, other information’s on the dynamic times of the indigenous Karo tribe adaptation still beginning at the Sinabung volcano slopes, also became a deep value of human life and nature, absolutely to be read as a visual testimony. Until one moment came as fate took 17 lives, including two of my dear friends, Thomas Sembiring Milala and Rizal Syahputra.
From my deep sorrow along a decade eruption history, the other one is a Netherlands great photographer, Cris Toala Olivares which have been met with me also with other photojournalists at the Sinabung volcano slopes. In minds, it’s like this ‘Earth Creator’ always sending me the new soul to be together and keep my spirit to still born the testimony together, from the long-term natural phenomenon.
As a special noted, arrived around the Sinabung volcano slopes which close, far or also in between are still about under the shadows of the unpredictable disasters zone. It is similarly with a special concept and task for me to get information about both as natural and human characters too. My mind, always alert to keep the tunes of the main patron process which possible seen as exactly through the visual photos, so for me to keep alert is keep my testimony always on, to avoid the threat of unexpected disasters.
Similarly, as observing the process by process of volcanic eruption activity, so that the results of the observations will divide the stages into the beginning, peak and end in a definite recorded time period from the reporting the visual moment process.
Thus, I am a soul who does not rule out the presence of many people to jointly carry out the same function, with the aim of benefiting the lives of many people. Whether it is in the form to share about of technology or disaster mitigation methodology, as well as psychological motivation for victims of natural disasters. Because basically, the dynamics of nature at that time was a question mark for everyone around him.
Because nature does not close itself for us to continues to be understands about the ‘Mother-land’ characteristics as where we are stand, my mind said. Then, Olivares continued to said, there we go, if we are not only made the pictures but also shared the story on the history.
Those words were opening the togetherness moment of one morning without forget ‘coffee to go’.