From Bali, he improved his photographic skills. His pictures still captured on film at that time discovered the entire region including Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, The Philippines, Japan, Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Laos. His moto was discovery and perseverance in photography. Many times, Joakim had to push his limits, like a roll of film, to capture as many good pictures with the least amount of waste. That was a time of perseverance and inspiration.
Joakim eventually was based out of Bangkok, Thailand for a decade between 2004 – 2013. During that time, he published several books such as ‘Urban Bangkok – Contemporary Reflections’ a Black and White ‘Ilford’ film (not digital) coffee table book; he participated also in the travel book collection of Azu Editions, by covering several locations of the region, such as Phnom Penh, Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Apart from documentary and travel photography, Joakim also started at to focus on commercial photography for some local and international companies. And in the meantime he joined several photo agencies online, such as Istockphoto and Getty Images.
Since 2013, he has come back to his first spiritual experience, Bali and the wonders of Indonesia. He still travels for work and pleasure, mostly to Europe and Asian countries. He dedicates most of his time in Bali with its wonderful people, inspiring his landscape and conceptual photography. Bali attracts wonderful people and finding appropriate skilled models for the creation of conceptual images is not a difficult task.
Joakim Leroy is currently using a Canon 5D Mark IV, several pro lenses, and Elinchrome light strobes, for studio, indoor and outdoor photography. He can be contacted via his contact page on this website by simply filling in the form.