Many times in life, it can be tempting to simply give up if circumstances don’t work out as expected. If Achmad Zulkarnain of Indonesia had done this in regards to his dream of becoming a photographer, the world would have missed out on extraordinary talent.
From a young age, the 24-year-old was infatuated with the art of photography. However, he had one major roadblock in his way. That was, he was born without hands and legs. Nonetheless, Zulkarnain persevered. And now, he is an excellent photographer, known for being extremely resourceful.
Even without fingers, Zulkarnain can take photos. He does this by using his face, mouth and the extra skin on his arms to operate his camera. Once a shot is captured, he uploads them to his laptop and retouches them with patience.
The subjects in his photographs vary. Sometimes, he captures shots of models in traditional clothing. Other instances, he meticulously sets up his fear to capture awe-inspiring landscapes.
Bored Panda reports that the photographer now has his own business, DZOEL. He set it up to manage the influx of business he’s receiving to his local area.
One of the reasons Zulkarnain loves photography is because it gives people an opportunity to focus on something else other than his disability. He told Al Jazeera: “I don’t want people to see my pictures and think of who I am – I just want them to see my creativity.”
Watch the video below to learn more:
This is Achmad Zulkarnain, a professional photographer from Indonesia with a unique set of challenges
Meet Achmad Zulkarnain, a professional photographer from Indonesia
Despite being born without hands or legs, the 24-year-old is an extraordinary photographer
He pursues his passion by using his face, mouth and the extra skin on his arms to operate the camera
Once all the work is done, he edits the photos on his laptop
Thanks to his family’s assistance, he drives around in a custom-made go-cart
“I don’t want people to see my pictures and think of who I am – I just want them to see my creativity”
Following are some of his beautiful photographs:
h/t Bored Panda