This shoot (and this post) has been way overdue! To be honest, I’ve been having a hard time finding people to shoot because I want to achieve a certain look in my photos. Not everyone can pull off weird-ass poses. And coming across people (or even professional models) that can help me achieve that is tough. And even if you do find those people, they’re not always down for a shoot any time because, well, we all have lives and different schedules. But thank goodness for friends!
During the downtime I had (AKA not being able to shoot), I’ve been feeling pretty discouraged in terms of pushing through with this project of mine. I felt like my photography’s never going to be good enough, that I’ll never get the chance to ~put myself out there~, and that this whole thing is pretty stupid. I was already telling myself crap like “who do you think you are, you’ll never achieve anything with this.” People will always say no to me. And even if I know that’s no reason to quit, it gets me down sometimes.
This totally sounds like a reflection paper for my religion subject back in college, but in all seriousness, I wouldn’t even continue to shoot if it weren’t for the encouragement the people around me gave. They might be biased (haha) but I now know the value of persevering and staying determined if I want something bad enough. “Push”, said BJ Pascual. And I shall.
But lol tbh I’m still lying haha I still feel like my work is pretty crappy. We are our worst critics. But I’m trying. May the Lord bless me with models and more shoots. Amen.
Special thanks to my good friend, Dominic Yu, owner of Skoop Clothing.
Models: Franc Camson & Justin Gonzales (Funny story: I met Franc during a happy thursday session! Gave him my Instagram @seekingsight, talked about shooting, and bam. We did go through the hassles of rescheduling, and that stuff, but alas. We were finally able to pull it off.)
Shot on location at Bonifacio Global City (lol as always)