The Aftermath – Manny Librodo Workshop 2011

It was a rainy morning of April 2, 2011. Actually the rain woke me up. Four of us on the hotel room which they call “Kampong Huts”. I didn’t get enough sleep because the dinner ended a bit late. I felt bad for my roommates they probably got less sleep than I did because I snore like hell (Hahaha). 6:00 am we had our quick breakfast then headed out to our assigned posts. It’s time for us to assist “The Man” Manny Librodo – known for his distinctive style of vividness, details and landscape of textures. With him is the beautiful Kharu – you’ll never get enough of her beauty. This lady can reinvent herself on every shoot just amazing, she also does he own make-up.

Rocky Gathercole wowed us with his awesome haute couture designs. I’ve never seen anything like it it’s just surreal. Another model graced us with her presence – Alexia Giensen, also a lovely model. Jacky Forster (former Philippine actress) suppose to do make-up turned out to being one of the model for the afternoon session. There’s also the head make-up artist – Jacqie Agabon surprise us with her artistic make-up styling. Not to forget the brain behind all this – Xilver Claire Events headed by Calay de Pedro. Good thing the rain stopped just before the first shoot. It’s still drizzling but still bearable (thank god for the weather sealing).

Kharu checking her wardrobe.
Make up artist  Jackie Forster turned model.

Make up artist Jackie Forster turned model.

From left to right: Rocky Gatercole, Kris Gironella, Kharu and Mr. Many Librodo.
Workshop organizer Ms. Calay De Pedro Gallinero.
The next day April 3, 2011 is all about post-processing. Manny discussed his workflow and gave a lot of pointers on how he does things and why he’s doing it. Hand-outs were given trough email. We tried to help people who’s having trouble in Photoshop. Most of them know what to do but sometimes we can’t avoid technical errors. Manny makes sure that every attendee is coping with the subject. So he moves from table to table and checks how the students are doing. So far everything turned out well. I have leaned a lot from the experience and I’m looking forward to the next workshop.
The Aftermath

Here are few photos I took from the workshop. Nothing much but I think Its worth sharing. Gears used – Nikon D700 with 70-200mm F2.8 VRII. No flash. Happy viewing!
‎”Mariposa”
Organizer: Xilver Claire Events
Model: Kharunisia Jazmin
Make-up Artist: Kharunisia Jazmin
Haute Couture Designer: Rocky Gathercole
“Smoke Fixation”
Organizer: Xilver Claire Events
Model: Alexia Giensen
Make-up Artist: Jacque Kate Agabon Duguil
Haute Couture Designer: Rocky Gathercole
Style used: High Key Photography
“Metalexia”
Organizer: Xilver Claire Events
Model: Alexia Giensen
Make-up Artist: Jacque Kate Agabon Duguil
Haute Couture Designer: Rocky Gathercole
Style used: Low Key Photography
“Flight of the Flamingo”
Organizer: Xilver Claire Events
Model: Alexia Giensen
Make-up Artist: Jacque Kate Agabon Duguil
Haute Couture Designer: Rocky Gathercole
Style used: Digital Surrealism
To view complete album visit my My Photobucket album and My Flickr photostream. Any any coments and suggestions or questions about photography / visual arts you can drop me an email at lordgyron@yahoo.com or krisgironella@gmail.com. All photos taken by Kris Gironella all rights reserved 2011.
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