I’ve been keeping this article at bay because writing about one of my happiest places is not an easy task. Like, I don’t know whether the words or photos would give it justice. In any case, I have learned to just go with my gut feel and now it’s telling me to reminisce and share […]Read more "Fontainebleau, The Market"
When I was younger, I wasn’t really around many artists, so I had little clue on how they worked or their place in the “rat race”. So, imagine my surprise when I discovered that I was an artist. I was in denial for a time, but I’ve come to terms with it. Moreover, I realized […]Read more "Artist Squat (Paris)"
I traveled to France for my first solo exhibition, “Stardust.” at Arbillo Galerie. TV Coverage: RitzMarie, Paris “Stardust.” Exhibit from ritzmarie on Vimeo. Waking up in Paris was like stepping into a world I’ve only dreamt about, which was astounding because it was like living inside a dreamscape. The play of light and shadows in […]Read more "Another Dimension (Paris)"
Clients usually like a controlled environment, thus a studio setup is the go-to scenario. I need not elaborate on what harsh conditions can be brought about by an outdoor shoot with unpredictable weather. But, it is in my vision as an artist to have cities as my backdrops. KM43 is a slow fashion label focused […]Read more "KM43 x RzMcs (Poblacion)"
I am not one to choose for myself to be in crowded places. However, I thought Japan is a pretty safe place to be in a crowd. So, I expanded my comfort zone and attended the summer festival in Osaka called, the Tenjin Matsuri. Tenjin Matsuri is the festival of the Tenmangu Shrine and […]Read more "Yukatas at Tenjin Matsuri"
It is a building filled with art and creators! Need I say more!? Ok, fine,,, because there is an urge to do so. Let me preface this discussion in describing the experience akin to the journey Alice went through in a rabbit hole. Each corner in the space was like entering a creative sanctuary. As […]Read more "59 Rivoli, Paris, France"
So after shooting with a disposable camera around Osaka, I decided to bring out my grandfather’s antique Canon AE-1 camera. I actually saw one displayed in the Canon showroom there before I decided to use it, the unit is much older than I am. Thankfully, I got some help figuring out the necessary technicalities from […]Read more "Odyssey: Osaka II (Canon AE-1 with Fuji film)"