“If you feel lost, disappointed, hesitant, or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here and now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong.” ― Masaru Emoto, The Secret Life of Water
“Creativity is essentially a lonely art. An even lonelier struggle. To some a blessing. To others a curse. It is in reality the ability to reach inside yourself and drag forth from your very soul an idea.” ~ Lou Dorfsman
My childhood days were filled with memories of playing on the beach. No tourists. Undiscovered paradise. This used to be my playground.
“Waves are inspiring not because they rise and fall, but because each time they fall, they never fail to rise again.” ~ Anonymous
7107 Island Travel Magazine 5th Anniversary Issue Photo Cover: Badjao Houses on stilts by Jojie Alcantara
The vast Hijo Estate plantation located in Tagum City has a forest tour that opens your world to wild pigs, birds and monkeys freely roaming in the woods, while a high canopy walk will challenge your fear of heights as old giant trees still existing within the well-maintained private sanctuary engulf you with its enormity. This is my fun shoot monkeying around with the monkeys. 🙂
“In order to give meaning to the world, one has to feel oneself involved in what he frames. This attitude requires concentration, a discipline of mind, sensitivity, and a sense of geometry.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, painter and father of modern photojournalism
A little treat to myself by having nail art which I have never done before because I have small, short fingernails and in my line of work, the nail polish won’t last long. Lots of art designs to choose from! A little pampering doesn’t hurt, especially their new Organic Foot Spa.
“I do believe in an everyday sort of magic — the inexplicable connectedness we sometimes experience with places, people, works of art and the like; the eerie appropriateness of moments of synchronicity; the whispered voice, the hidden presence, when we think we’re alone.” ~ Charles de Lint Morning walk with the locals on the shore at daybreak. There were actually around six of them, but the few remains to be a blur, as they walked towards and past me, oblivious of my gears and tripod. Times Beach, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2012
“This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life. No one else can do it for you. Take the power to make your life happy.” ― Susan Polis Schutz Taking a candid shot of my good friend, Epong Soliban, who is now a master in landscape photography Times Beach, Matina, Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2012
JABBAWOCKEEZ in Abreeza Mall Davao, January 20, 2013 © Jojie Alcantara 2013 JABBAWOCKEEZ is an all-male, hip-hop dance crew who once auditioned and was eliminated in America’s Got Talent, but later emerged as America’s Best Dance Crew first season champion, bringing the underground dance culture mainstream, and to a new level of respect.
“Photography is not like painting. There is a creative fraction of a second when you are taking a picture. Your eye must see a composition or an expression that life itself offers you, and you must know with intuition when to click the camera. That is the moment the photographer is creative. Oop! The Moment! Once you miss it, it is gone forever.” ~ Henri Cartier-Bresson, the father of modern photojournalism, on his concept of “The Decisive Moment”
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.” ~ Elliott Erwitt
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Model : Ms. Ruby BernardoPhotographer: Ms. Jojie Alcantara I learned about Ms. Jojie Alcantara through a friend of mine. Beng, as fondly called by friends, is very beautiful. But with Ms. Jojie’s talent and skills, she looked like an ethereal goddess. So since then, I’ve been “stalking” on her works.. ha ha. Through her blog, I found out that she will be giving a one day street photography workshop. So of course, I enrolled. Delegated my work to my assistant and made sure that I arrived at the venue on time. When I finally met her, I was so amazed how down to earth she was. I mean you know, her photos have been published in several national and international magazines. One would think that she may have an attitude or something. But she showed up wearing shorts and shirt. Looking very cool and casual. I guess, that’s her way of making us, her students, feel comfortable around her. 🙂 And so the lessons started. I am not going to bore you…