[Here are some of my photo works. You may go to my Gallery in Instagram by clicking the IG button or any of the images above.]
About These Images and Acknowledgements
My approach to photography is very basic. I take a picture to capture a moment, to help me remember how each moment intertwines with my story and the stories of people around me. I do not want to impress. I ‘re-create’ these images–I can never create them for there is only one creator–because I want to celebrate the beauty around me. That is all there is to it.
Admittedly, I never learned how to use Photoshop (and other photo editing software) and I think I wanted it to stay that way, at least for now. I do not want to rely on photo editing techniques so much at this stage so I can truly learn the art and essence of taking pictures, in the most basic and personal sense. I also normally use ambient light so some of my works may actually be over- or underexposed (wink!). Therefore, if I needed to make some minor adjustments, for example, in the saturation of color or lighting, I just simply use the software that goes with any Canon EOS DSLR.
I would like to thank my photography teacher, Jimmy Domingo, for the lessons that he gave us when we were still active in an environmental volunteer group that I had founded. His talent and generosity of spirit will always be remembered and appreciated. Salamat sa iyo, Teacher Jimmy!
I would also like to thank my husband, JR Suarin, for being a supportive and loving partner and friend, a fun-loving travel companion (who always carries my bag so I can easily take pictures), and the best-ever ‘personal chef’. Our journeys together make me a better and richer person.
Most of all, I thank our Supreme Being, for the magic and colors of this universe. The beauty in the images that come out of our lenses comes from where there is unending love. He will always be the Source of light and miracles.