I thought I'd go back in time and add a little background story to the faces of the subjects pictured throughout my portfolio over the years. Today I focus on my first shoot in the Philippines. It took place in May of 2007, on the beautiful beaches of the island of Boracay.
Although it was morning, the day was already scorching hot and not a cloud in the sky as I met Carlo for our shoot. We were both living in Manila and just happened to both be vacationing in Boracay at the same time, so it had been planned for us to do a memorable shoot on the soft, sandy white beach there as opposed to the hard, gray concrete of metro Manila.
In discussing the shoot the night before, Carlo impressed me as a kind soul who was easy to get to know and chatting with him that first time felt like we'd known each other forever. Our friendship continues to this day, and my first impression wasn't wrong.