Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Conspiracy

I really refuse to delete my Multiply account. It is my very first social networking site where I was free to write. My blogs there were not satisfactory but it was the first time I took the courage to write my thoughts. And I think my decision was never wrong. Through Multiply, I was able to meet Jun Obille a.k.a Juno. Sir Juno, a Geology professor at U.P., is a member of a group called Artventures who meet during Saturdays at Conspiracy Bar to sketch, paint, and play wonderful music. To make the long story short, Sir Juno invited me to pose for them. . Of course, being very cautious and “reserved,” I told him I’d drop by Conspiracy first and watch them so that I could assess if I’d pose or not. And yes, I told him I can’t do nude. So off I went to Conspiracy. Unfortunately, the model didn’t arrive so Sir Juno, Sir Dario, Sir Donato, and I had an impromptu photo shoot instead (they are photography hobbyists as well.. will be posting the pictures soon). After that, I was suprised that at the moment I sat and rested, everybody took out their sketchpads and charcoal pencils. Whoa. Another impromptu modeling. I didn’t mind, though. I was feeling giddy the whole time. So here are three of the sketches. Will post the remaining two later. 8D

Portrait sketch by Sir Donato Mejia Alvarez

Portrait sketch by Nadja Ginete

Portrait sketch by Leonilo Doloricon

Will be posting later the portrait sketches made by Sir Dario Noche and no less than Sir Egai Talusan Fernandez, who was very kind to share a bit of his drawing and painting technique, and anwers to my questions. As many of you don’t know, I draw and paint as a hobby 8D And I intend to improve.<3

Sunday, August 15, 2010


In my determination to "permeate" the modeling industry, I applied at ModelShop on July 4. The next day, I received an e-mail from them containing their VTR schedules. I initially planned to put off the VTR for two weeks, using that time to collect more decent photos. I only sent cellphone camera photos even if they are requiring headshots and bodyshots (sounds desperate, huh?), so I was really surprised that I got an invite a day after my application despite my horrible phone photos. Hee. Anyway, I was really glad I'm a step closer to modeling.

Going back, I should have had my VTR on the 17th of July, but I received several photo shoot invites after I had my first shoot and I thought it could help beef up my portfolio. I could still put off VTR another week. 

But since I'm a very busy and forgetful person, I forgot to contact ModelShop (they required models to call first before coming to the office) the day before I intended to go there. And I forgot again the week after that. Now I am posting this so that I won't forget to call this coming Friday. And if I don't, I hope that everything goes great during the VTR, and finally I would be able to do what I have been dreaming since a child. Please wish for my success. Thanks. :-)

Posting the photo above from my third photoshoot. Thanks to Marlowe Acompanado for a superb photo and Anna Angeles for the makeup. (Please don't mind the thigh flabs. Hee. Have to do some jogging exercise soon.) 

 I love the effect on this one. Photo is done by Jay Peña and makeup, again, by Anna Angeles. Thanks, guys. :-)

Monday, August 9, 2010

take 3

It takes me a while posting my photo shoot activities because I only try to insert blogging between office hours. I'm a bad employee, I know. Anyway, as promised, I will be posting the third photo shoot I was able to attend, dated August 1, 2010 at Burgundy Corporate Towers, Makati. It has been three months since I arrived here in Manila so you could expect I don't know the roads and ways of Metro Manila. As a result, I opted to ride a cab from North EDSA to the shoot location. I thought it was more convenient, but boy was it expensive! The best part, though, is I arrived 30 minutes ahead of time and of others, even ahead of the organizers. Haha. Talk about being too excited! Well at least I made a good impression.

There seven models present including me, three of whom posed wearing their skimpy bikinis! I was really shocked as it was my first time to actually see a sexy photo shoot with lots of boobs hangin' out! (pardon the language 8D). Of course, those three ladies got the attention of 75% of the photographers who attended the event. There were only like five photogs who continuously took the trouble to take some pictures of me. Nevertheless, I got superb shots! Here are some:

Photography by Marlowe Acompanado; Makeup by Anna Lorraine Angeles; Styling by Daf Benosa

What can you say? Could I pass for a Pond's commercial? Kidding! (Not.) Haha. Click here for more photos of me from the shoot.

I wonder when and where my fourth and upcoming photo shoots would be. Hmmm. I have talked with numerous photogs already and they are all willing to schedule a shoot, but there are no definite dates yet. I hope they would be soon. I'm very excited. I'm loving cameras. :-)

Till then fellas. :-)

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Sunday, August 1, 2010

take 2

Photography by Leimoure Sanchez; Makeup and Styling by Daf Benosa

Now these are just two of my favorite photos from July 24's test shoot. The test shoot was held at Lensmates Studios in Pasay. Since I don't really know Manila, I asked Ali to accompany me (Ali is also new in Manila. Haha.) But since both of us can read, we were able to reach the location safe. When I got there, I was horrified to see that there was more than photographer. Bear with me, I'm new at this. 8D But I can't back out, can I? I took pity on the photographers for they have to stand my horrible ignorance to modeling and posing in front of the camera. Nonetheless, I thank Lensmate Studios because they were able to take good photos out of my novice-ness. Here and here are links to more photos from the test shoot.

I also met the great Ruel Tafalla, who happens to own Lensmates Studios. He personally invited me to come to a cause-driven shoot scheduled the next week. Of course I agreed! 8D

Next shoot: Shoot for Cancer Patients, July 31 at Burgundy Corporate Towers, Makati