I am quite busy these past few days, working on several photo shoots for different clientele, so forgive me if I haven't updated my blog as usual as I update it. I just recently finished my January term of teaching Fashion Photography at SoFA Manila (School of Fashion ans the Arts), been collaborating with the Fashion Design Class of the school too, and soon be signing for another term(June Term); Shooting a Fashion Brand Catalog + Casting Call photos of the runway models for the Philippine Fashion Week Jag Jeans Holiday 2012 Collection; Just taped an episode for GMA 7's reality show: Wish Ko Lang with Eric Poliquit and Liz Uy which will be shown on the 5th of May (this Saturday after Startalk); Busy promoting my first ever contribution for a local Fashion Magazine (which is just the best in the Philippines) ... Summit Publication's PREVIEW MAGAZINE MAY 2012 issue, in which I have worked with industry pillars like Vince Uy (Creative Director/Stylist) and Jigs Mayuga (Make Up Artist) + amazing hair styling work from Jay Wee with our model Malu (in which I'll be shooting again as a part of PFW Holiday Collection Catalog)... Shooting for the Fashion Styling Workshop with Eric Poliquit in collaboration with Raffles Design Institute Manila (we are now on our 2nd Batch); Having to have an intern from The College of St. Benilde for the first time really helped a lot, for that, I am deeply thankful to the young yet professional and so efficient Ms. Apple Villalobos (Photographer Intern) and on the side test shooting with up and coming Designers Roy Back and Tatenda Sipula.
but above all these...
this message I pasted below from my student really touched my heart:
First of all, would like to say that I really learned a lot from you (although there's still lots of room for improvement! :) ) about technicality and more importantly about the business. I hope you get to do advanced photo classes, I'd love to take that class! I'm really planning to be a stylist, and because of this class, I built a portfolio I can be proud of. You showed a side of me (I'm sure this is also the sentiment of the others) I never knew I could develop. I now have an eye for a great background, I know good lighting from bad, I can now command models with high-fashion and updated poses, most importantly, you taught us how to develop a backbone in the business.
I hope our class was able to satisfy your expectations of an amateur photography class. I believe everybody worked hard and gave their very best, and also found it to be very rewarding in the end.
So there, thank you for being like a "barkada" teacher, I really think your style of teaching works, informal yet very informative and very professional. You were very patient and kind to us. Your words, "guys, be kind in the business, that's what will build your reputation" will always stick on my mind when entering the styling world. I hope you get more rackets and finally be the dream fashion photographer (Nigel Barker, Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritter of the philippines perhaps? :) ) you're meant to be.
Attached are my finals photos which I 'm very proud of :)
-(Photos for Finals Activity)-
I am very grateful for every opportunity.
May it be BIG or SMALL.
back to work.