Verve is an artist reps;
focused in managing illustrators & photographers for commercial, editorial and art projects.
We are based in Jakarta, with various family members from many places all over the world - here to provide you a harmonious teamwork between totality, value and practicality in the creative business.

Ana Kraš

Ana Kraš

Ana (b. Ana Kraš, Belgrade, 1983) was raised in Belgrade, Serbia – a city she really likes because the way it’s rough. She grew up in the war conflict zone of Yugoslavia, finished the university of applied arts some years ago and since then she’s working on different projects; furnitures, pictures and...
Nathalie Théry

Nathalie Théry

Nathalie (b. Nathalie Raefern Théry, Singapore, 1990) – graduated at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with BA in Photography – admits how her obsession for photography could be difficult to hold, “The ability to ideate and then translate something conjured up in my mind and then seeing it take...
Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki Koentjoro

Hengki (b. Hengki Koentjoro, Semarang, 1963) is a Jakarta resident who went to Brooks Institute of Photography, California, where he majored in video production and minored in the fine art of photography, has spent quite long journey in exploring in what he loves the most; making pictures. “I’ve been in...
Les Jeanclode

Les Jeanclode

Les Jeanclode is a French-based Illustrator trio of Mathieu (b. Mathieu Julien, Bordeaux, 1982), Nic (b. Nicolas Barrome, St. Jean de Luz, 1980) and Seb (b. Sebastian Touache, Bourg en Bresse, 1982) who met while they were studying graphic arts & design in ESAA, Troyes, back then. “Les Jeanclode is...
Shen Plum

Shen Plum

Shen (b. Shengying Li, Hong Kong, 1985) was born in Christmas 27 years ago, spent her childhood in Hong Kong and moved to Canada when she was 12, and graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 2008. “As a child I’ve always drawn to anime and cartoon, my mom...
Evelyn Pritt

Evelyn Pritt

Evelyn (b. Evelyn Pritt, Jakarta, 1978) attended her first exhibition, a photography exhibition that was held by Galeri Foto Jurnalistik Antara (as the youngest artist! She was 16 back then) – that is when she’s fallen in love with photography. She started taking pictures with analog cameras since junior high...
Louis Kanzo

Louis Kanzo

Kanzo (b. Louis Kanzo, Jakarta, 1985), now living in Melbourne, Australia – is coming from the motherland Indonesia, Jakarta, “Big city full of rats and tall buildings.” he reminisces :) – He grew up surrounded with mural artwork and propaganda in Indonesia as a child and was influenced by street...
Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu

Reuben (b. Reuben Wu, Liverpool, 1975) received his first camera for Christmas when his dad secretly exchanged a toy gun from someone else for an Agfamatic 110. With a brief purely-digital-period in his twenties, he has been shooting with film and old manual cameras since. He even inherited a Leica...
Ketut Kusuma

Ketut Kusuma

Ketut (b. Ketut G. Ngurah Winda Kusuma, Malang, 1990) was born with a huge interest in visual artistry, which makes a 22-year old Ketut has already studying how to draw and creating images by himself since early age. An endless endeavor of practice that still continue until now. Being a...
Ali Mitton

Ali Mitton

Ali (b. Alison Jean Mitton, Brisbane, 1985) is what happened when you are a daydreamer with an eye for soft nostalgic beauty who went studying Photography in Southbank Institute of Tafe and Griffith University Australia. “Youth culture, love, memories, nostalgia, film and fashion inspire me the most.” – that’s what she said...
Bárbara Oettinger

Bárbara Oettinger

Bárbara (b. Bárbara Marie Oettinger Searle, Santiago, 1981) has art flowing in her blood, since she was born, for having artist as mother, and not to mention, her complete education in art; Bachelor in Fine Arts, University of Chile, Santiago de Chile – followed by Postgrade of Arts and New Technologies and...
Emeric Trahand

Emeric Trahand

Emeric (b. Emeric Trahand, Saint Quentin, 1981) moved from France after finishing his college to New York and now finds himself as a self-made digital Illustrator who is also known under the name Takeshi. “My interest for visual art started very young as my mother was an art teacher and...
Lucio Gelsi

Lucio Gelsi

Lucio (b. Lucio Gelsi, Milan, 1962) couldn’t remember when was the first time photography happens to him, but he keeps doing it until now, years after years, because he loves the beauty-ness and the still-ness. And also because the beautiful women. And also because he always attracted by the expression...
Taja Sukarya

Taja Sukarya

Taja (b. Taja Sukarya, Singapore, 1983) has been drawing since he realized that elementary school was too boring and decided to make his desk as a canvas, then later discovered that sketchbooks were more portable. Growing up in a mixed marriage family, Taja has always been surrounded by Balinese and...
Andreas Smetana

Andreas Smetana

Andreas (b. Andreas Smetana, Innsbruck, 1968) live with photography as an adventure. “It wasn’t a calling, though. Thrown into an apprenticeship after leaving school, I first fell in love with the inspiring people in the industry and my love for the work itself soon followed.” After forming his own studio...
Eunike Nugroho

Eunike Nugroho

Eunike (b. Eunike Kristanti Nugroho, Semarang, 1981) went to Universitas Sebelas Maret Solo to study Visual Communication Design, and has worked in several advertising agencies in Jakarta like Hakuhodo and Bintang Pratama, before she finally settled down in Yogyakarta doing things that she loves the most; gardening, photography and yes...
Ira Chernova

Ira Chernova

Ira (b. Irina Chernova, Moscow, 1987) is currently living (& traveling) between London and her hometown, Moscow – and other cities in Europe continent, as she once said in our interview, “Everything is connected, my joy and my passion. It’s always a joy for me when taking pictures – which...
Ykha Amelz

Ykha Amelz

Ykha (b. Yfana Khadija Amelz, Jakarta, 1983) grew up in Jakarta, attend college in Bandung, fell in love with the city, decided to stay in Bandung, exploring art by illustrating, and also being a musician. She has been drawing since she can draw fuzzy string and put eyes on it....
Nani Puspasari

Nani Puspasari

Nani (b. Nani Puspasari, Kotabaru, 1986) received not only one, but two Masters; one is Master of Design from Swinburne and another one is Master of Fine Arts from RMIT. Her fondness to art and illustration was started since the first time she could remember it, her earliest inspiration comes...
Bea Ariani

Bea Ariani

Bea (b. Bea Ariani Putri, Jakarta, 1989), just graduated from Visual Communication major of Bina Nusantara University, is a 149 cm height creature, Indonesian girl – but people oftenly mistaken her a hobbit ;) – who loves to draw since her early years of living, when her mother put a...
Tarita Aurora

Tarita Aurora

Tarita (b. Tarita Aurora Nathania Kowara, Bandung, 1986) been drawing since she was old enough to be able to hold a pen. “There’s photographic evidences of a 4 year old me, nge-jongkok, with a paintbrush in my hand and an A3 paper smeared with paint. Interestingly, I still paint using...
Yoga Raharja

Yoga Raharja

Yoga (b. Yoga Raharja, Semarang, 1968) photographs the life he sees, in order to balance his own life. Years of living in undoubtedly brimmed with art Bali, has turn him to someone who’s in deep love with the roots & culture of Indonesian tradition. “Bali has been my muse for...
Lala Bohang

Lala Bohang

Lala (b. Marla Marchiana Vandalia Bohang, Makassar, 1985) went studying Architecture in Parahyangan University but then decided to revisiting her long lost love for drawing and continue doing it for good until now. Raised in small town where she didn’t have a lot of options of entertainment, drawing becoming her...
Cecillia Hidayat

Cecillia Hidayat

Cecil (b. Cecillia Hidayat, Jakarta, 1983) studied Visual Communication just because she thought that’s the only way she could draw more and more. “I draw when I’m happy, when I’m sad, when I’m angry, when I’m bored. I’m an introvert person, I find difficulties saying my thoughts out loud, so...
Luca Knegtering

Luca Knegtering

Luca (b. Luca Meike Knegtering, Utrecht, 1987) went to Bilthoven College, Korean National University of Arts in Seoul and now currently still attending Willem de Kooning Academy Art Academy in Rotterdam, although she is now residing in Jakarta for an internship program. Having an artist/art teacher as a mother, Luca...
Martin Hong

Martin Hong

Martin (b. Martin Hong Cho Ann, Singapore, 1990) lives in Singapore. He just finished his duty by serving to Singapore National Army and now looking forward for adventures to broaden his artistic skill. Martin started to draw since the age 3. “Different things inspire me. Sometimes it’s a crude joke...
Daven Lee

Daven Lee

Daven (b. Daven Lee, Padang, 1985) went to Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia before he’s finally residing in Singapore and channel his overflowing ideas and creativity. “Since I was young, I know I have the eyes for beauty.” he told us in the interview, and then he reminisced...
Rodrigo Gonzalo

Rodrigo Gonzalo

Rodrigo (b. Rodrigo Gonzalo Encinar, Burgos, 1978) received his undergrad from the Fine Arts Department at the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Later he studied Visual Communication Design in Nuremberg, Germany, where he got my M.A. And after, he did his M.F.A in Imaging Arts at the photo department in...
Nanda Wilson

Nanda Wilson

Nanda (b. Sofiariantika Primananda, Padang, 1983) now lives in Seattle, Washington and forming a band with her husband – besides drawing, of course. “Stories are my biggest inspiration. I grew up mostly in big cities, consuming stories in so many different ways and forms. I love listening to and reading...
Tania Ranidhianti

Tania Ranidhianti

Tania (b. Tania Ranidhianti, Jakarta, 1982) admits she doesn’t really understand why she took Advertising major in college, although somehow, that helped her to refine her skill by understanding and positioning herself in the client’s chair when doing illustration projects. Tania designs for magazine, she is also a talented pianist...
Yann Sadi

Yann Sadi

Yann (b. Yann Sadi, Laval, 1981) had been developing his skill in art direction in advertising for 8 years before he then started to focus on illustration – so you can say that commercial works are his dedicated forte. “I’ve always wanted to do a creative job. I like to...
Eva Natasa

Eva Natasa

Eva (b. Eva Natasa, Blitar, 1980) was attracted in practicing food photography when she was living in Milan to pursue her Master in Industrial Design in Istituto Europeo di Design — yes, you can say she is also an Industrial Designer, but to put aside her education, Eva had this indescribable...
Sun Wahyu

Sun Wahyu

Sun (b. Sun Wahyuhadi Kusumah, Jakarta, 1985) is a bachelor of visual communication design whose true passion in drawing is about finding things that are simple and nostalgic, yet still blushing quietly to their own memories. “I want to overcome the stage of isolation in familiar places and recapture it...
Wolf Silveri

Wolf Silveri

Wolf (b. Wolfgang Silveri, Graz, 1974) who went to College in Graz and studied Architecture and Stagedesign at the Art College, who also loves the cinema and collect furnitures from the 50’s, got in touch with photography since the age of 12, and went the classical analog way, in darkrooms,...
Dylan Sada

Dylan Sada

Dylan (b. Aldila Wulandari Kusumashanty Pranadjaja, Jakarta, 1984) went to London Public School (Jakarta) and Limkokwing University of Creative Technology (Malaysia) but then dropped these legit education she had, to pursue the true love she has for photography. Dylan moved to Singapore in 2007, she was mentored by Ivanho Harlim,...
Tetsuya Toshima

Tetsuya Toshima

Toshima (b. Tetsuya Toshima, Tokyo, 1975) didn’t go to any college but manages to give births to myriad of minimalist drawings done by complex yet brilliant techniques. Toshima, who has been active in field of print and web graphics to TV programs, to interiors and fashion, all with the goal...
Matt Caplin

Matt Caplin

Matt (b. Matthew Francis Caplin, Perth, 1990), now residing in Sydney, Australia – was once a shy boy who keeps taking pictures of his sisters. “I have three younger sisters and one younger brother. With my sisters playing in the front yard, sun on their skin and soft through their...
Francesca Reinero

Francesca Reinero

Francesca (b. Francesca Reinero, Cuneo, 1978) lives in a beautiful village at the foot of the mountain Bisalta, Italy — surrounded by woods, rivers, animals such as deer, owls, robins, squirrels, foxes, badgers, and all other lovely animals. She was graduated from Academy of Arts in 2000 with honors, and...
Wanda Kamarga

Wanda Kamarga

Wanda (b. Indah Irawandhani Kamarga, Jakarta, 1984) studied Visual Communication Design couple years back and started her career path as Art Director in advertising agency, before she realizes that what she always enjoyed doing was just drawing, “From boring classes back in elementary school to boring meetings at work, I...
Noran Bakrie

Noran Bakrie

Noran (b. Andrini Noran Bakrie, Jakarta, 1982) started her creative career as a Graphic Designer, in the age 26, she took an offer for a Creative Director in digital advertising agency in Thailand, and a couple years later she decided to retired from the office life and live mobile, so she...
Diela Maharanie

Diela Maharanie

Diela (b. Fadhilla Maharanie, Jakarta, 1983) went studying auditing in UIN Jakarta, before she came to a decision that drawing is what she always wanted to do. “I love art since childhood, I draw since childhood but never study art further, instead I took Auditing as major in College, I...
Ali Akbar

Ali Akbar

Ali (b. Ali Akbar, Jakarta, 1974) started his career in advertising agencies, he has worked with Leo Burnett and Ogilvy before decided to settled his purpose in life for being a full-time photographer. “The hardest part in crossing over from Art Director to Photographer it’s probably, more of a challenge...
Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio Iurissevich

Giulio (b. Giulio Iurissevich, Pordenone, 1972) loves images ever since when he was born, — “And perhaps even earlier.” he reminisces. “I like to watch, hear and communicate through images.” Life, women, instinct & nature are four of the most things that inspire him. When we asked him on what drives...
Akif Hakan

Akif Hakan

Hakan (b. Akif Hakan Celebi, Istanbul, 1983) — is a Miami resident who is currently living in Hong Kong. He manages to implement and blend current trends in visual arts with his own creativity which is influenced by many great movies especially from the Far East. He started his early...
Riza Tanzil

Riza Tanzil

Riza (b. Riza Masyifa Tanzil, London, 1985) was born in a mixture family of English, Iranian and Indonesian. She believes that being raised in a strong culture of her roots, gives her various way on looking at the world. “It’s like, I have 3 pair of eyes, while other kids...
Advan Matthew

Advan Matthew

Advan (b. Advan Matthew Satriopandu, Surabaya, 1988) just graduated from Curtin University of Technology on Commerce Degree last year, but then decided to follow his natural calling, working as full time photographer in Australia and Indonesia concentrating in fashion and beauty – and now he’s residing in Jakarta. “I can’t...
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Hengki's interview as 2014 Hasselblad Masters Finalist

Hengki’s interview as 2014 Hasselblad Masters Finalist

I love water, and living in the biggest archipelago nation on earth is a real blessing. I don’t have to go far to get world-class scenery that some have not been discovered on the map yet. Nature also replenishes your spirit. After the hustling-and-bustling life in the city, you need balance. What you see up...
Hakan in Agonistica

Hakan in Agonistica

Another stunning feature selection done by Agonistica Cult of Photography of Hakan‘s works. All beautiful. More here.
Eunike's generosity in sharing painting tips in Motzter

Eunike’s generosity in sharing painting tips in Motzter

To love is to share, it is nice to be said, but sadly, these days, not a lot of artists are practicing it. We’ve been living in the world where everyone is insecure enough to hide all the sources of their technique and creativity, so when us met Eunike, a simple, humble, poise young woman...
Evelyn for Elle & Vire

Evelyn for Elle & Vire

A few months back Evelyn was shooting Chef Vindex Tengker in his work environment in The Dharmawangsa Hotel for French-based agency, M&C Saatchi Corporate. The shoot was done in 2 days full of stalking the life of one of the Indonesian’s top notch Chef in his kitchen and restaurant. Chef Tengker is acquired by Elle...
Reuben in The Island Review

Reuben in The Island Review

Reuben‘s photo trip to the Arctic, specifically Svalbard, which is located in midway between Norway and the North Pole was featured in The Island Review – along with a really great interview about the trip. I must warn you though, if you’re working right now and got your boss watching your back for a deadline,...
Ykha Amelz for Anti Denim Norway

Ykha Amelz for Anti Denim Norway

So the other day Rico from Norwegian-based Anti Denim reached out to us to invite Ykha to collaborate in this project, called 666 Frames. A brief description about the 666 Frames project; it is an international online art project consisting of 666 images or “frames”, where 666 specially selected artists all over the world are...
Omar's Latest Interview: The Responsibility Of A Photojournalist

Omar’s Latest Interview: The Responsibility Of A Photojournalist

If a story is not told, that story does not exist. We have the responsibility to tell those stories. That would be the core reason why Omar chose journalism as his (career) path in life. Armed with his camera and sense that he is fighting for what he believes, Omar’s quest to tell of the...
Lucio Gelsi for A Première Vue

Lucio Gelsi for A Première Vue

Our Milan-based beauty aficionado Lucio has just shot for a campaign for A Première Vue in France. You can see the gorgeous outputs above. Love. Love. What we really admire from Lucio is how he can create a perspective of woman that is distinguished, classy, yet, desirable. It’s his ninja skill. Client: A Première Vue...
Barbara for Santiago in 100 words

Barbara for Santiago in 100 words

Another lovely illustration from Barbara has just participated in an annual illustration contest in Chile called Santiago en 100 Palabras or Santiago in 100 words. The artwork has been selected and in the future Barbara will continue to submit another work for the next stage, in 2 April precisely. Let’s wish her luck everybody! Dear...
Wolf in Arch Daily

Wolf in Arch Daily

Just a while ago, Wolf‘s architecture and interior shots for one of HoG Architektur‘s work, a project called has Haus am Steinberg, been featured in Arch Daily. Full article can be found here.
Ykha Amelz for HelloBali

Ykha Amelz for HelloBali

We couldn’t be thrilled when seeing the end results of Ykha‘s latest work for HelloBali Magazine – it looks like a modernized version of a classic tale in a glance but when you come to see the details, there are souls laying there in the pages. Added with pinches of surprise details here and there....
Luca Knegtering for Re:Rotterdam

Luca Knegtering for Re:Rotterdam

Recently Luca has just participating for Re:Rotterdam Art Fair, an annual contemporary art exhibition held in Rotterdam from 6 to 11 February 2013. This event is organized by Galerie Jaap Sleper (formerly known as Galerie 10) their affiliated galleries, network, artists, artist initiatives and sponsors, all on a non-profit basis. And for once again, Luca...