Monday, July 03, 2006

Parc Cruz


-- from Parc Cruz - (?)

-- from Parc Cruz - (?)
These children are Aeta natives, born in the vicinity of Mt. Pinatubo, which last errupted in the Philippines in the 90's and left a whole province with devastation. When the volcano errupted, the Aetas who lived in the mountains (whom have never had a taste of civilization, as we know it), were displaced and had to come down from their comfort zones. Some of the Aetas have come to accept living in urban communities but there are those that still remain near the volcano, because that's what is home for them. There, life for them is more harsh and more impoverish. These children, they never had to experience the erruption, but are now experiencing the effects of it. Even then, Aeta natives are beautiful people. They are naive and yet they seem to know how to enjoy life's simple pleasures.

Thank you Parc for being our very first!
1: How long have you been involved in Photography?
A: I started last July 2005, I'm turning one next month, in this hobby. I have long been interested with it but never got around to starting photography since I didn't have any background. But I thought I could try with a point and shoot first and I am hooked since.

2: Equipment you use?
A: I started with an A95Canon point and shoot after three months, I decided to go DSLR and got my self a Canon 350D. I still use both cameras

3: Mac or PC?
A: Both but I am more partial to PC.

4: What is your inspiration?
A: My inspirations are David Nightingale & Steve McCurry. I am inspired by many European photographers whose galleries I frequent only. I am also inspired by films I watch.

5: Preffered subject matter?
A: I have many moods, I tried all aspects but right now, I'm very hooked on portraits and people. Something which I was hesitant to do before because I didn't know how to approach a live, talking subject. I still don't have the right skills for that up to now.

6: Name one thing you haven't caught with the camera that you REALLY want to capture.
A: A place in our country called Batanes Island. It's a very magical place and was not infuenced by modernization even at this time.
- Underwater photography
That's two things. :)

7: When in doubt about your art, who do you confide in?
A: My Wife.

8: Qualifications/training in anything? ie: Photoshop
A: Have never had any formal training. All I learned was self-study, research thru the internet, trial and error and studying other people's work. So, sometimes, I've been told my style is unorthodox since I don't know the rules.

9: Plans for the future?
A: To visit other countries and capture their culture and hold an exhibit here in my own country.

10: In one word, describe your photography.
A: Unorthadox.

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