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Playing Walking Dead

Me in goth mode by Rhonson Ng

THE HAUNTING AT THE GAP FARM RESORT © Jojie Alcantara (Oct 2012)

A fun horror-themed shoot at Davao’s GAP Farm Resort, famous for its statues of Philippine mythical creatures, so we added our own. Thanks to models and friends who joined our October theme.  Every Halloween season of the year (though I would rather prefer the Asian “All Souls’ Day” observation every Nov. 1), I always go out for a haunting shoot.  Kudos to our game models and makeup artist. This time however, I asked my fellow photographers to join the fun like I did.

Me in goth mode by Rhonson Ng

Me in goth mode by Rhonson Ng (I wanted to be Sadako but couldn’t find a white gown)

Interestingly, an observer commented he saw a “face” in one of my photos, and went on to enlighten me about his remark: “Enlarged and viewed it full screen. A figure of a man with hair parted in the middle (very slightly to the left) became clear. If this is the same GAP farm I have seen before, I can venture an explanation. The place is very near the diversion road. The thoroughfare was not used much during the martial law years and there were persistent claims it was a place of summary execution or dumping place of people summarily executed. Your activity, plus the fact that it will soon be “adlaw sa minatay, (Day of the Dead)” may have attracted such apparition.

Me in goth mode by Rhonson Ng

Me in goth mode by Rhonson Ng

I then of course asked which photo he was referring to, because I am seeing many “faces” in every photo, and clearly, this optical illusions (if most are) are interesting and intriguing, adding to the drama of my theme. So can you point out one? 🙂

Here are my shots:

Stare by Jojie Alcantara

Stare by Jojie Alcantara

Double vision spooks by Jojie Alcantara

Double vision spooks by Jojie Alcantara

Me hungry by Jojie Alcantara

Me hungry by Jojie Alcantara

If you want to see more of my shoot, please click to view my gallery here

Models: Mickee Bapilar and Michelle Bapilar, Jade Maestrado
Make up artist: Francie Marie Calderon and “assistant” little daughter Nicole
With my fellow photographers: Rhonson Ng, Joyce Mariscal, Bogs San Juan, Carlo Magno Legaspi, Anthony Edward Paraguya, RichMond Aclo, Angie Maestrado
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