Truth is, I’m not so much of a sucker for love stories in the broadest sense. OK, I know what you’re thinking: for someone who makes half a living photographing couples in love, that right there is kind of a harrowing thing to come clean about. But, believe it or not, I haven’t even seen, […]Read more "Summer Can Last Forever: Lawrence and Estifanny"
You know that proverbial trip countdown in which you put up a calendar in every corner imaginable and mark a big fat X on each day as your holiday/vacation draws closer and closer? And, to quote that Expedia.com commercial starring Meredith Bishop from 7 years ago, for this “you need a half-inch-wide stripe of permanent […]Read more "Sneak Peek: A Siargao Love Story"
Wanna hear a funny/sad story? Alrighty then, here it goes: Where were you when the nearly 7-magnitude earthquake hit Cebu (and the neighboring island of Negros) some eight months back (I think it was on February 6)? Me, I was in bed, watching Pearl Harbor from 2001 for, like, the 50th time—it’s one of those […]Read more "Just Like in the Movies When the Action Begins: Eric and Godday"
I don’t know, but do you think the universe is trying to tell me something by throwing planes my way? Of course, when I say “throwing planes my way” I don’t mean that in the literal sense, but, well, almost. It all began with my first commercial/catalog assignment (for Shandar), which entailed photographing one of […]Read more "Come Fly with Me: Arvin, Mayce and Aira"
“Travel is glamorous only in retrospect.” So wrote the celebrated American travel writer and fictionist Paul Theroux in The Washington Post (date unknown), in an effort to debunk the myth that the act of traveling was a sophisticated one—having journeyed through Asia by train for four or so months, and having lived to tell of […]Read more "The Great Escape: Rey and Sheryl"
Could she be the most beautiful girl in, well, this part of the world? That was all that kept ringing in my head the whole time I was behind the camera shooting Cielo Ramirez, the final of four muses that local accessories design house Shandar had handpicked to grace the catalog of their shoe line’s […]Read more "In These Shoes 4: Cielo Ramirez x Shandar"