portfolio | BAKA

Photography by Enzo Mondejar
Styling by Eric Poliquit
Original Concept of BAKA by Meneer Marcelo
Models: Jose Alfonso Uy and Jing Mondejar
Shot in The Mondejar Studios
Clothes and Accessories by Edwin Tan, Knell Fabiania, Meneer Marcelo and Eric Poliquit

It has been weeks since I uploaded some editorial photos I took. And I feel that it’s about time to share several with you guys. And in the spirit of creating a diverse yet cohesive collection of work, I am proud to start my post with the first installment from my Collaboration Series in which I worked hard doing with the help of the Stylist, Eric Poliquit. To start off, this is an editorial I did about BAKA.

BAKA was originally conceived as a sticker that would join the “sticker war scene” in the streets of Manila. The idea came when BAKA’s creator (Meneer Marcelo) remembered his pet cow on his way home while riding a jeepney. He wanted to challenge and tickle people’s wits through thought provoking statements and silly visuals. This led to the design and printing of black and white stickers that would later have multiple relationships with walls, lampposts, buses, shoes, cell phones and other willing materials. After a year BAKA found interest in the soft very humane object called tee shirts and eventually met notebooks, pins, and lighters.

Through the amazing work of Cholo Uy and Jing Mondejar, who modeled for the series, I was glad I achieved the original concept I had in mind for this. Dark, mysterious and set in a minimal shady environment, the scene provided a converse dimension to the BAKA ideology. Odd yet inviting, true to what the heart of my body of work is. Styled by Eric Poliquit, with just a set Jodhpur pants from Edwin Tan and band-aids, the whole look was realized to match the Cow-headpieces from the BAKA creator himself. Prior to the series, the prelude of BAKA is a series featuring a jacket and some accessories from designer Knell Fabiania, also a very cute and adorable portrait of my White Labrador named Princess. Thanks and I hope you enjoy viewing this.

Collaboration is the Future of the World. ^_^

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