Look Who’s Back in Ad Photography!
My UP Fine Arts batchmate Edwin Bautista is now a lensman again. But he still runs his Bahay Ni Juan retaurant in Pasig City at night. Edwin and I had a summer practicum stint in the now-defunct Shadow Visual Design Group-a design studio with a top advertising photography studio in Makati city in the late 1980s. Photogs of stature like Niel Oshima, Raymund Isaac, Joe Chua peopled Shadows. Edwin and I now work for BVW and Shutterbug studios. I remember assisting in a lot of SM Department Store talent, product and location shooting with Shadows using Nikons, Hassies and Sinars. Shutterbug is still the official photo studio of SM Department Store including of ACE Hardware, Toy Kingdom, Home World, Watsons, et al for almost a decade now. Hmm…we’ve come full-circle in this regard.