Benny Asrul was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. He started learning photography in college and it soon became a serious hobby if his. Having to travel extensively, Benny photographs every country he has been to.
His first exhibition was held in Jakarta in 2005, titled Tibet – A Journey to Share. As a photo enthusiast, he believes in quality of photograps captured using old method of film. Until today, he uses different format cameras of analogue, from rangefinder,medium format and large format camera.