There was a time in my life when I’d gladly have wasted four or five hours a day sitting in front of my computer, ogling every personal style blog imaginable—from Adam Gallagher’s I Am Galla to Aimee Song’s Song of Style to Bryanboy to Garance Doré to Hanneli Mustaparta’s Hanneli to Jordan Reid’s Ramshackle Glam […]Read more "The Real Deal: The Style Diplomat’s Liz Dumdum"
Couple of photos from the super fun personal style portrait session that I did for my friend Monique Rosal a few weeks ago. This wasn’t my first time to photograph this girl. I’d shot her some two years ago, at a time when I had had very little experience, and thus had had very little […]Read more "The Couchella Effect: Monique"
Always I’ve considered photographing musicians to be a big deal. Not so much because music has kind of been a huge part of my life (like I mentioned in a previous post, I was raised in a household where musicality was, for the most part, the glue when all else failed, and I also happened […]Read more "To Womb It May Concern"
Couple of photos from the album cover shoot that I did some two weeks back. The band is called Womb, a trip hop/electronica/experimental rock collective signed to Cattski Espina’s 22 Tango Records, and they are set to release their debut album late this year or early next, depending on how fast they breeze through all […]Read more "Sneak Peek: Womb Album Cover Shoot"
When I told my friends that I wanted to photograph “a bunch of California girls,” most of them were quick to roll their eyes and quip, “Oh, it’s obvious you want a The Hills-inspired shoot!” or “Let me guess: Lauren Conrad in your mood board?” While I will admit that I am crazy about Lauren […]Read more "Dream of Californication: Maia, Mallie and Maxine"
It’s always interesting, if not thrilling, to see how a theme for a shoot evolves. In my creative process, that’s, like, the icing on the cake. Not a constant, by the way, because there are some clients who come to me already with a fixed plan, something they’ve been mentally picturing and working on single-handedly […]Read more "You Gave Me the Best Mixtape I Have: Vince and Jessa"
My own personal PJ Harvey. That’s what I’d used to call singer/songwriter Cattski Espina, back when I’d immersed myself in the local music radar as part of my duties as editor-in-chief of the now-defunct alternative culture e-zine Neoground.com (where I’d worked with Sonic Boom Philippines founder Alex “Phat Boy” Lim, Urbandub’s Gabby Alipe, and former […]Read more "‘Til the Cat Lady Sings: Cattski Espina"