His name has a special nook in my heart, a great friend of mine is named Ivan. So the expectations for the person under this name is pretty great. Anyway, this Ivan arrived at around 10am and what I first noticed was the sincerity of his smile and then the light in his eyes. I […]Read more "As Ivan"
In time, nothing is more important than the present. However, hindsight is 20/20 (this came up in my conversation with Stig during our shoot). So here I am, going through archived work and I found this gem of a story from 2012! This editorial was actually the first ever published work I have from Manila. […]Read more "SS2012 Throwback"
Kean. Chynna. Stellar. I first called them “The Cips” after their wedding and it stuck. You will see, this blog post is different from the rest because here, there is history and an ongoing relationship with the subjects. Treat this as a walk down memory lane. In the order of my life, first, there was […]Read more "As The Cips"
AS: is a spinoff of my “As…” Series. A = artist’s and S = sitting. Traditionally, models seated for artists in paintings and such during the olden times. In this case, it is when I capture someone who is not by-definition a “model” in the sense of the fashion world. I get so many comments […]Read more "AS: Cher"
Welcome to my “As…” series. Where I capture beings as they are. Meet Karolina, a Lithuanian model currently in Manila. While waiting for the rest of the team, I decided to do some shots with her without any make up and she obliged. Those are the best kinds of models, to be honest. Comfortable with […]Read more "As Karolina"
When I first started out as a photographer, the only elements in the shoot would be the model and myself. As time went on, I was unable to mount these types of shoots anymore. Because models would’t want to be seen “as is” – they would always ask for a make-up artist and stylist and […]Read more "As Stig"
Last October, I took a hiatus from photography (just for a while) and chose not to shoot anything for three months. Like everyone else, I had my reasons. I felt I that many things that happened were scenes from a nightmare. And I couldn’t wake up quite right. My back was turned to the light […]Read more "October Blues"