Banyuwangi, Indonesia – Despite being born without legs and with stumps for arms, Achmad Zulkarnain, known as Dzoel to his friends, did not realise how different that made him until he was eight years old when children at school began teasing him about his appearance.
“I found a big mirror. That was when I realised I’m different from everyone else,” he said.
He stopped leaving the house after that, sunk deep in depression.
Eventually, with the support of family and friends, he regained enough confidence to go back to class, later graduating from high school and getting a job running an internet cafe.
“There was a photography service there. I decided to buy a camera on credit. I learned and learned and learned until I