Last week I had a look book shoot over at the Lahar covered area in Pampanga.

I thought of wearing boots since the last time I shot in a "desert" (Ilocos Sand Dunes, lol) I was wearing slippers and every time I took a step, my feet would sink in the sand I felt like my feet were being deep fried. Little did I know we'd be walking through water. This is what happened:

The boots are fine now. Back in all its distressed glory.

I'll post the look book soon!


Marahani In-Store Display

This shoot was done last month for Marahani, a womenswear boutique located in Market Market. This was shot right before our Oscars Tribute Entry with Kim Chiu and Marc Nelson.


Memoirs of a Geisha (Velvet Tribute to the Oscars Photo Exhibit 2010)

This was our entry for the Velvet Tribute to the Oscars Photo Exhibit, which is now on it's 2nd year. I was surprised when they asked me to join this year, thanks Velvet!

Memoirs of a Geisha
Photography: BJ Pascual
Styling: Eldzs Mejia (Assisted by Kiyoshi Makita)
Make-up: Mickey See (Shu Uemura)
Hair: John Valle
Kim Chiu as Sayuri and Marc Nelson as The Chairman

The inspiration is a simple, classic portrait that would showcase the characters and their emotions. Even with the post I only used techniques that could be done back in the day, such as brightness/contrast, dodge and burn, except for airbrushing lol. I didn't even touch Kim's face. She's just naturally beautiful!

However, I think people at Velvet were not pleased with the outcome as they were expecting something more extravagant. A few days after I submitted the photos, they told me that if I wanted to add something more to the photo, I can still do and submit a photo of with the changes. Of course, I said "No, that's the final photo :)" I completely understand where they're coming from, though.

As expected we didn't win any awards during the launch party at Ayala Museum. But the best part of the night happened just as I was about to leave. Bianca (she styled the Phantom of the Opera entry) told me that Mark Nicdao told her that Memoirs was his favorite entry. I was like, NO WAY! She was like, YES WAY! And then she introduced me to Mark. I couldn't believe it. Mark Nicdao! He's one of my idols! With that, I went home feeling like I won something :)

All the entries are available for the viewing public from March 5 to 12 at Greenbelt 3 and from March 13 to 20 at Eastwood Mall.

The other entries can be viewed online here.



Roghing It (Metro Society February 2010)

 Here it is, my first men's editorial!

Photography: BJ Pascual
Styling: Rex Atienza
Styling Assistant: Angela Alarcon
Grooming: Cha Cuyong at Indigo Salon
Model: Ry Farinas @ Ahensiya Modelo
Special Thanks to Pinky Tobiano.



I needed some new photos of myself for the Contributors pages of some magazines cause all my photos are old. LOL


OT: It's been a while! So many photos I hafto post here! I can't believe I've been getting so much work lately! It's almost hard to finish setting-up the studio with all the shoots, but I LOVE EVERY MINTUE OF IT. I'm so thankful for everything!

Expect me to post a shitload of photos in the coming days!