Wednesday, April 23, 2014

365







Model: Lexi
MUA: Justine

Hello again! 

Its been such a long time since I last photographed for this blog and it feels great to be doing what I love. Half the reason why I stopped posting for an entire year was because of my forgetfulness (I literally forgot my blog's password) and the other was academic. It feels surreal to say that I am officially in my last year of schooling. Yep, thats right! If everything goes well I'll be graduating this time next year. 

Its been a year of personal growth and I'm so thankful to have been given the opportunity to find a course I love and surround myself with like minded individuals. Speaking of which, I would like to introduce my latest model Lexi. I joined my school's radio organization and I am absolutely enamored by everyone in it. When I first met her I knew I had to say something about her hair which resulted in a bit of an awkward conversation that I remember quite well. This was shot a few hours ago in a park near her area and I am beyond ecstatic to tell you guys that I have more of these shoots lined up. :)

Monday, May 20, 2013

SAN FRANCISCO 2013 + VIDEO














I arrived in San Francisco two weeks ago, and I had a great time experiencing the stark contrast it had with the east coast. The first few days were dedicated to seeing majority of the tourist attractions that interested me: Legion of Honor, Haight Street, Golden Gate bridge, China Town etc. I was able to fully immerse myself in the bay area culture by walking through the streets and taking public transportation (where I met a real gypsy soothsayer - or at least I would like to believe so). It was difficult to refrain from In-N-Out, Panda Express, Ghirardelli Square, and Safeway red velvet cookies - when travelling: don't think, just eat am I right? Haight Street reminded me of Soho's more relaxed, hippy cousin (albeit still as artsy). For me, the fog that shrouded the city each night only heightened the beauty of the city as I looked over my aunt's apartment window. It was my first visit to California and I don't regret choosing San Francisco as my last destination. 

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P.S. Check out my San Francisco shoot with Sam Montinola here





















Sunday, May 19, 2013

Milwaukee 2013






My brother and I met up in Chicago and he drove me back to his hometown, Waukasha in Wisconsin (a two hour drive up from Illinois). It was surreal seeing him after two years, he left Manila while I was in the fifth grade to pursue a double degree in Marquette University so catching up was definitely a lot of fun. We literally did not stop talking the entire trip - he brought me to Milwaukee's Third Ward which featured a handful of thrift stores and interesting architecture. I ate at Comet, this incredibly hipster cafe with the most delicious tomato soup grilled cheese combo ever - and almost got away with drinking the various beers available. All in all, it was a great trip to the midwest.

Watch out for my next post: SAN FRANCISCO 2013