Simon Kristiandi was born in 1965 in Pontianak, West Kalimantan. He had many years of experience making high-quality frames for painting and artworks before establishing Glory Frame in 1995. Three years later, in 1998, he started learning photography independently. His photos focused more on human life and interest. There have been a lot of people from many countries collecting his photos, especially in black and white version.
In 2001, he established a state-of-the-art Photo and Painting Gallery. Visitors and customers have the opportunities to see and enjoy hundreds of his collections.