Call it an exercise in restraint. For this session right here for newly engaged lovebirds Neil and Mia, I had to go back to basics. That meant no fancy clothes—just a plain black button-front shirt and a pair of dark blue jeans for him, and a simple black skater dress for her. And no fussy […]Read more "Simple As It Should Be: Neil and Mia"
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"
This past January (well, late January and early February, actually, since this assignment spanned some two or so weeks and multiple locations) I had the wonderful privilege of photographing (and styling) the incredibly talented singer-songwriter Martina San Diego. The newest addition to the 22 Tango Records roster, putting her in the company of local music […]Read more "Sneak Peek: Martina San Diego Album Cover Shoot"
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"
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"
Not that I am not a fan of previews, or sneak peeks—or “teasers,” as those things are often called. I am in fact crazy about, say, movie trailers, and in some cases end up liking them better than the movies themselves (it’s an idiosyncrasy that I share with my writer friend Ari Mabansag, who likes […]Read more "Quit Playing Games: Paolo and Kiselle’s Save the Date"