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Monthly Archives: April 2007

Downtown with Joel and Tina

A friend of mine and an excellent Filipino wedding photographer John Mateos Ong was in town from Manila and invited me to assist him for a series of engagement shots in downtown San Francisco. The exuberant couple was Tina and Joel, who would have their wedding at St. James Church in Alabang. Jong was their [...]

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I just spent an awesome Sunday afternoon, checking out the Richard Avedon exhibit at the Cantor Arts Center in Stanford. Avedon’s reputation as a photographer precedes him. His work is groundbreaking and innovative. What Robert Kappa is to photojournalism, Helmut Newton to fashion photography, that’s what Richard Avedon is to editorial portrait photography. At least [...]

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Being Bettie Page

I knew that Gigi Valiant had that special x-factor when I met her at Calico Basin in Las Vegas that sunny Sunday. I loved the fact that this model had her own sense of style, and was able to successfully capture the fun-spirit of 50s pin-up girl Bettie Page. As we shot away for her [...]

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