Jed + Ayn – SixTenSeventeen

A save-the-date short film about love and coffee.

I was thinking of having a bit of a story on this video. Not the usual montage of suggestive romantic footage or the cutie couple shots we commonly see on “save-the-date” videos or any “prenuptial” sessions. Yes it’s still a cliche but still an interesting concept nonetheless. Continue reading

Baby Kailin

Baby Kailin on a Basket

Baby Kailin on a Basket

Words can’t express what I felt when I first saw her on the nursery window. It’s a different feeling when I had my first child. This time it’s more like at ease, maybe because being a father for the first time is a bit terrifying in a sense, ’cause who knows about parenting and I never been one. I know it’s a pain according to my Mum (sometimes, I know she’s just kidding) so having a 2nd child seems like having my next roller coaster ride, I already knew what to expect, well it’s not as simple as that but you get the riff. I always wanted to try a newborn photo shoot but never had the chance. I had some request but I’m always reluctant to do it on someone’s baby, feels like they’re too vulnerable for stuff like that, although I have seen some photographers doing some over the top poses to the new born babies, and seem like the little one can handle it. An expert told me that the bone of a newborn is more flexible than of a, let say a 4 year old child. Still feels like child exploitation to me, maybe I’m just worried how a baby can handle those poses with their soft fluffy arms and legs, then I realized that all those poses are natural poses, they’re not like something only a contortionist can do, but still a lot of responsibility and care must be present to this kind of project. My wife is really excited on doing this project and she had bought the baskets we used for this photo session. We also shop for the most comfy hypo-allergenic towels we can find, we all know that babies are prone to allergic reaction to almost anything. So there you go, our simple newborn photo project of our 2nd baby Kailin. Hope you like it and hope she likes it as well. We love you Kailin Jei and this is for you. Continue reading

Video

Kae at Her Grand Dad’s Birthday (photos + video)

Kirsten Jae

Kirsten Jae “Kae” with her pretty big eye and sweet smile

I had the chance to shoot some photos and videos of my father-in-law’s 58th birthday celebration last January. Actually it was a double celebration of his birthday and their (w/ mother-in-law) wedding anniversary. It was a late celebration ’cause we only can visit them a week later the actual date. It was a good day for all of us my parents and my wife’s (Jenny) parents have a time to bond before my in-laws go back to Italy. One big happy extended family. Hope you like the photos and video, Kae sure did enjoy posing in front of the camera.

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Framed Memories – Past and Present

Kirsten Jae on a hammock at my Parent’s house – Balungao Calumpit

Whenever I go back to my hometown I always forget to take a single photo of where I grew up. I always finish a photo project or a video project but regretfully forget to snap a photo of the greatest thing in my childhood. This place always gives me a sense of solace. I don’t feel rushed and stressed out when I’m there. I can definitely kick back relax and enjoy the view or the moment. Maybe I can only say it because I’m on vacation but I really feel that there’s something more to it than a feeling of nostalgia. Now that I’m a Dad myself I’m glad to have introduce to my daughter Kirsten Jae the place where I played, got dirty, broke a bone, bitten by a dog, climbed, fell and got scolded. Continue reading

Video

BMX Third World

BMX Third World - A Flipbykes Team Edit (YouTube)

BMX Third World – A Flipbykes Team Edit (YouTube)

Its been a while since we did an actual team edit. Now we are proud to bring you a simple video that captures what Flipbykes is all about – diversity. Riders from different parts of the Philippines unite on a singular goal that is to support the ever-growing BMX scene. It doesn’t matter if your discipline is Flatland or Street or where you came from – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, we all came from the same root. It’s always not easy being a rider on a Third World Country like ours but we make sure that there are means to overcome the obstacles that hinders us from enjoying our passion. BMX has been here since the late 70s’ and its here to stay even getting stronger every passing day. Continue reading

Cliche or Another Postcard?

“Amber Dusk”

I don’t usually shoot landscapes or seascapes but I guess the sunset is the most wondrous event that we always take for granted. No matter what other (photographer/s) may say  that it may look like a postcard photo or another sunset cliche just try to watch the amber sky at sun down then you’ll start to think you should have brought your camera along with you. Anticipate the right moment ’cause it’s only a matter of minutes before the sun fades into the horizon.

*Photo taken last January 2010 Boracay Philippines.

A Dash Of Nostalgia

I’m not a big fan of post-processing but if in need I will do it. In the case of these series I did! I’m curious about the hype of retro style in photos or the plastic lens look but never had the chance to apply it on my own shots, well it looks nice to others (photos) but trying it myself makes a difference. I did love it better than doing HDR. I have nothing agains HDR but some photographers seem to overdo it… In a very weird way. I guess there is no wrong way or right way post-processed or not. Different people, different way/technique of achieving their own style – whatever suits you.

“Lonely Canoe”