March 30, 2011

Chiaroscuro.

Held last March 30, 2011 at Republiq Club, Resorts World Manila was Chiaroscuro - the summer's most happening party for MyShelter Foundation’s “Isang Litrong Liwanag” campaign. I was given the opportunity to see all the happenings backstage thanks to FaDAL Manila - the very talented group of fashion designers who brought the show to life. I still remember back in third year when I got to meet and shoot the first batch of FaDAL designers and I was thrilled to meet the new members of the alliance and to take a close look at their creations. Well, backstage is where all the fun and craziness happens and I got to capture them through my trusty camera. ‘Twas an epic night of fashion and I just want to give kudos to Fashion Designers Alliance Manila and to the Professional Modeling Association Philippines for a successful show and to everyone who was part of making the event a success. Carpe noctum.


Let's start the show.

Cheetah Rivera

Cherry Samuya Veric

Clint Catalan

Dave Ocampo

Gerswin Qua

Levenson Rodriguez

Jaz Cerezo

Paradigm Shift by Karl Leuterio and Mike Magallanes

Jilla Sara

Lizanne Cua

Nico Agustin

Mark Tamayo

Noelle Llave

Ulysses King


March 28, 2011

Walk Chalk Walk.


No words can describe what I'm feeling right now.
I'm super thankful to Chalk Magazine and to Revo Naval for giving me the opportunity
to shoot the Chalk Walk section of Chalk's April 2011 issue!
This is my first published work in a magazine and I'm very proud of it.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.

March 27, 2011

Lost In Sartorial Time.

Photography by Bjorn Manila.
Styling by Gelo Arucan.
Casting by Yeoh Egwaras.

Models:
Carlo Torres
Gerard Go
Rommelle Bungay

Special thanks to Levenson Rodriguez Bespoke.

March 26, 2011

Barbra Streisand Saturday.

I had a very fun shoot today around Intramuros with my stylist partner, Gelo Arucan, and these three funny models, Carlo Torres, Gerard Go, and Rommelle Bungay. We were singing Barbra Streisand's Duck Sauce the whole time and they just kept on making us laugh. 'Twas really fun shooting these guys!
Oh yes, they're just so lighthearted and entertaining. 
With my lovely stylist partner who was ehem late but made up for it big time. Peace Gelo!
Lost In Sartorial Time will be unveiled in a few.
Watch out for it!

Shots taken by my trusty iPhone.

March 23, 2011

Live High And Smile.


"A good life is when you assume nothing,
do more, smile often, dream big, laugh a lot,
and realize how blessed you are for what you have."

Photo taken by my talented best friend, Carlo Alcala.

March 21, 2011

The New Step.

A lot of things happened this weekend but there's three that are really significant for me.
First, I had another shoot for Señor Levenson Rodriguez.
Second, I met the new FaDAL Manila family.
Third, and the most important among the the three, 
I finally launched my online photography portfolio:
http://bjornmanila.com. Please do check it out.

I'm so hyped up because this year continues to open more and more opportunities for me.
I'm grateful to all the wonderful people who have given me those opportunities and believe in me.
The only destination is up.
Carpe diem!