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...