Thank you for visiting my Gallery! By clicking any of the image below, you will be directed to my Instagram page.
A big THANK YOU shoutout for the developer of the Instagram Feed plugin that I have used here. Thank you, Smash Balloon! You guys are awesome!
About These Images and Acknowledgement
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 my DSLR (or phone camera). In some cases, I will apply filter that is available in Instagram.
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, our God-source-divine, 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. S/he will always be the Source of light and miracles.