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What started as a lazy hangout one weekend with a couple of fellow hobbyists has now blossomed to a quest to capture beauty at every opportunity possible.
Together with my partners in wielding light, my photography group fondly called Illuminati, we document our journey one fun shoot at a time.
The images seen here are the results of my collaborations with amateur and professional models, make up artists and friends that graciously shared their time, talent and beauty over the course of the past few years. No monetary compensation were given to any party involved in any of the shoots. Studio time was sponsored by Studio 8 and Studio 33 in Quezon City, Philippines.
This is a testament to the richness of beauty and talent of the Filipino.
This book is a continuation of the author's carving of beauty.
Johnel F. Clemente is a freelance photographer from Manila, Philippines. A graduate of Legal Management with a Minor in Information Technology from the Ateneo de Manila University with a Master's in Graphic Communications Management and Technology from New York University, he immersed himself in his passion for photography as a means to enhance his work as a Brand Specialist and Digital Marketer for multinational corporations. Specializing in weddings, fashion editorials and glamour photography, Jong aims to draw his subject's beauty in even the most mundane situations, with the barest of equipment. Jong now resides in Brooklyn, New york and is available for international commissions. firstname.lastname@example.org // @el_jong