Thursday, August 19, 2010

The Manila Dance Project

I got the chance to be invited for a photoshoot with the theme “Ballerina”. The plan was to have a shoot around the City of Manila area like CCP (near the fountain), Baywalk (during sunset), Intramuros, etc. We set off after eating lunch. During the trip going to Manila, as we passed by the Macapagal Highway, the group started to brainstorm on which location to shoot first.

Somewhere during the brainstorming session, we suddenly discovered that we were already in the CCP area, and therefore decided to shoot there first. To our collective surprise, the iconic fountain fronting the CCP facade was turned ON (this rarely happens). However, since it is more dramatic if we did the CCP shoot at night wherein the both the fountain and its lights are turned on, we decided to postpone for now and move on to the next places in our list. So we drove, and then somebody remembered the graffiti wall near the San Agustin Church, and we thought, hey, let's try shooting there first. Once we arrived at the location, we set up the lights, got our models to don the proper make-ups and wear their respective ballerina get-ups, and then started shooting.
So enthralled were we with the shoot that we lost sense of time and were only able to complete part of the planned shoot in the walled city of Intramuros. But nevertheless, we were happy with the final, though impartial, results of the shoot. See for yourselves for the samples below:

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