Sunday, October 9, 2011

bridal book feature

I just started in the wedding photography business so this was a really nice surprise!  The engagement shoot I did for cartoonist Manix Abrera and writer Melay Lapena was featured in Bridal Book!!! OMG, I'm just so happy! :) 

Check it out here :)

I'm still finalizing my wedding website/blog, watch out for it! :)

real living magazine feature

My creative space was featured in the October 2011 issue of Real Living magazine because of my blog Anik-Anik Love. They featured the work spaces of four lifestyle bloggers. :)


I sent copies of my portfolio to magazines, TV networks, and advertising agencies... I hope this works. :) 

Friday, September 30, 2011

new website

Check out my new website at! :)

dr. sketchy's anti-art school manila

Attended my first Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School session in Manila. It's an alternative drawing session with bare-bodied models, booze, and lots of art.  Since I couldn't draw, I took pictures instead. :)

Check out the slideshow we did about the alt art session for GMA-7: Art and sexy schoolgirls at Dr. Sketchy's Philippines!

dream, paper, dream

A piece I did for a group exhibit about paper cranes entitled Dream, Paper, Dream at Vinyl on Vinyl early this year. I'm proud to say it was the first artwork sold at the exhibit opening. :D

rico blanco

I have always been a fan of the local band Rivermaya since college. So I was really excited when Men's Health magazine commissioned me to take a portrait of former Rivermaya front-man, and now solo artist, Rico Blanco. I was trying to keep it cool while shooting the musician, but I was just so happy I couldn't stop smiling. :) Wanting to keep the photos raw, I just opted to use my ever reliable Canon speedlite... rock and raw! 

tween hearts

My first commissioned work for GMA-7 as a freelance photographer! Woohoo! I shot the kids of hit TV show Tween Hearts. Take a look at the teaser plug. :)

my first solo exhibit

A look at Puerta, my first solo photo exhibit at Pablo Gallery in Cubao X last February 2011. :)

Here are a few write-ups about the exhibit :)

- GMA News Online - Puerta celebrates female sexuality by Carmela Lapena 
- Sex and Sensibilities - Puerta: Mitch Mauricio's Great Wall of Vagina by Ana Santos

state of flux

I haven't updated my blog since February! Things have been pretty busy and I'm going through a lot of changes right now... resigned from my safe job at GMA-7 to build a wedding photography business, created a new website, setting up collaborations with fellow women artists, cooking up some new photo blogs, and testing out new waters. 

So far, I've been my own boss for the last two scary yet exciting months... I really have to make this work! To help me grown and experiment more in photography, I have decided to:

- bring my camera wherever I go and take pictures daily; to shoot out of the box
- to immerse myself more in new things/experiences that interest me such art and sexuality (ex. take pole dancing classes, attend monthly Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School sessions, connect with like-minded groups, etc)
- AND to update this personal blog weekly :)

One deep breath, and I here I go... 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

shameless plug - 1st solo exhibit

I haven't posted anything since the start of the year because I've been busy preparing for my first solo exhibit. :)

"Five years ago, Mitch Mauricio realized that even as an “adult” she had but a vague understanding of her own sexual identity, that she lived most of her life ignoring her urges and her desires. She made a conscious decision to recognize these often ignored aspects of her personality and to document her discoveries using her camera. Did other women feel the same way about their own sexual development? Do they even acknowledge their own sexuality? To find answers, Mitch set out to connect with other women who were willing to share their stories in the hopes of broadening her understanding of a topic that is discussed only in hushed tones, if at all.

In Puerta, Mitch’s first solo exhibit, she shares with the public an intimate collection of photographs that fearlessly explore female sexuality. Her work is an attempt to stimulate discussion about women’s sexual desires, their unique needs, and the role that female sexuality plays in our lives.

Mitch attempts to capture all twelve vagina portraits completely devoid of sexual objectification and commercial glamour, in the hopes that the audience will come to see the vagina in a different light."

Puerta opens as the Valentine exhibit of Pablo Gallery in Cubao at 7pm on Febuary 12th

I hope you can drop by! :)