Shaira Luna

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This talented photographer shoots members of Gen T’s 2017 batch for this month’s cover in “The Game Changers” (July 2017 issue).

What is your dream subject to photograph?
Jane Birkin, Roald Dahl, and Florence Welch.

What is your most memorable experience on the job?
Going to London for a shoot. I really love that city.

What items can you not live without?
A camera, my Dr Martens boots, and perfume.

What are your biggest regrets?
Not taking my voice, ballet, and foreign language lessons seriously.

What is your dream location to visit?
Denmark, Stockholm, or perhaps a nice countryside in the United Kingdom.

If you’re not a photographer, what would you be doing now instead?
I’d be a vintage picker with an attic of props and costumes, a set stylist and researcher, or a perfumer because I am very much into scents.

What is your idea of a perfect day?
Wake up at my usual 3am, browse through my favourite sites for inspiration while uploading photos from the previous day’s shoot, have a heavy breakfast, start and end a shoot on time, get home early to finish all my e-mails, and end the day with a nice, hot cup of coffee!

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PJ Pascual

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This New York-based stylist and freelance writer visits Rei Kawakubo’s exhibition at the MET Gala in “The Art of In-Between” (July 2017 issue).

What’s in your fridge right now?
Beauty products from Natura Bisse’s Diamond Mist Collection.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My mother has always been my inspiration. She raised us on her own. 

What items can you not live without?
My cellphone, molding wax, hairspray, and Pratima Ayurvedic products. 

What is your dream location to visit?
I would love to spend a whole year in Maldives. 

What’s your signature dance move?
The Moonwalk. After a few glasses of champagne, of course.

What’s your worst habit?
I binge on candies when I’m tipsy. 

What’s your biggest fear?
To be trapped in a dark room full of rats. 

What was the last lie you told?
That I will remain young for all eternity. 

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Mimi Kim

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The New York-based fashion stylist plays with floral prints and home-spun knits in “Field of Dreams” (July 2017 issue). 

What’s your happy place?
I love spending time alone: I read books, explore museums, galleries, and bookstores.

What is your dream holiday?
All day surfing, off to a far-flung island, surrounded by family and friends, with lots of delicious food, drinks, and good music. 

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My parents, especially my father. He was a remarkable man, and very special to me. 

Jinggo Montenejo

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This charming lensman photographs Armie Jarin-Bennett in “Producing Success”, Conrad Onglao in “Modern Sanctuary”, and Balagopal Kunduvara in “On to Greater Heights” (July 2017 issue). 

Who are your dream subjects to photograph?
Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin. I think they are two of the most influential leaders of our generation. 

What items can you not live without?
I hate to admit it, but it’s my phone.

What place do you want to visit the most?
Cuba. 

When do you lie and how would we know?
I usually lie on questionnaires. You’ll never know.

What are the two items on your bucket list?
Travel to Latin America and go skydiving. 

Where is your happy space?
The gym. 

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
There’s not one person. There are many people who helped shape me into what I am today. I’m grateful for the job I have since it has allowed me to meet many kinds of people. All of these people have influenced me tremendously. 

What would your final meal be?
A llanera of paella—so I can get really dirty before moving on.

What’s your signature dance move?
The March of the Penguin.

What’s your worst habit?
Cutting people off when they talk. 

What’s your happiest memory?
Being a five-year-old and not worrying about a thing. 

What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I need to do volunteer work. 

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Marc Go

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This talented lensman photographs the rustic Budji Layug home in Atlanta, Georgia in “In Perfect Harmony” (June 2017 issue).

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Robbing a camera store. 

What’s your signature dance move?
Pumping my hands in the air like I don’t know what I’m doing.

What’s your biggest fear?
Going blind. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
“Nice photos, your camera must be very expensive.”

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing now?
Architecture. 

Sunshine Lichauco de Leon

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This freelance journalist and producer sails across the Mediterranean in “Sounds of the Sea” (June 2017 issue). 

What are the two items on your bucket list?
Relearn how to play the piano and cook good dishes without a recipe.

Where is your happy space?
Floating on a stand up paddle board in the calm sea in Boracay and lying on a hammock while reading or writing. 

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My grandmother.

What items can you not live without?
Pen, paper, and camera. 

What would your final meal be?
Seasoned artichoke as an appetiser with truffle oil pasta.

What’s your worst habit?
Talking too fast. 

What always makes you laugh?
The Christmas list I wrote to Santa when I was nine. 

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Marco Rodriguez

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This food enthusiast savours the exquisite food at the annual Madrid Fusión Manila in “A Culinary Spectacle” (June 2017 issue). 

What’s your signature dance move?
Catch me when the music’s right and I might just bust it out.

What always makes you laugh?
How I took myself too seriously during my younger years.

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
Anything the Louvre decides to ship to me in a crate.

What’s your biggest regret?
Not going on more travel adventures when I was young.

Sara Black

Sara Black.jpgThis photographer and author captures the gorgeous Ling Ling King in the cover story “Living for the Moment” (June 2017 issue). 

What is your most memorable experience on the job?
When people cry after I’ve taken their photograph because they realise how beautiful they are.

What items can you not live without?
Kombuchaa gut health life changer! 

What’s your biggest regret?
That I started practicing gratitude so late. 

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing now?
I would be a yoga teacher or a healer. 

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Wig Tysmans

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This seasoned lensman photographs a beautiful gallery-inspired home in “Creative Living” (May 2017 issue). 

What is your most memorable experience on the job?
When I covered an extravagant wedding in India. 

What item can you not live without?
My toothbrush.

What is your biggest regret?
That I never got the chance to photograph my children when they were being born.

What does a perfect day look like to you?
When everything is in place and everything happens smoothly.

What is your biggest weakness?
Food.

With whom would you most like to be stuck in a lift?
Anyone with whom I can have an interesting conversation. 

When do you lie and how would we know that you’re lying?
When the truth might hurt, and only if I feel I can get away with it. 

What are the top items on your bucket list?
Visit Iceland, Tibet, and Petra.

Where is your happy space?
At home in front of my computer, editing my latest snapshots of foodie places. 

What always makes you laugh?
Philippine politics. 

What’s your biggest fear?
To die in a foreign country with nobody to identify my body. 

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Brad Pitt. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
How handsome I was when I was in my 30s.

What was the last lie you told?
That I would start dieting and stop eating rice

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MJ Suayan

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This fashion photographer works his magic for “A Synergy of Balance” and “Matters of the Art” (May 2017 issue).

What is your dream subject to photograph?
An underwater fashion editorial. That would be a challenge. 

If you weren’t a photographer, what would you be doing now?
I think I’d be working in an ad agency or as a mixed media artist.

What does a perfect day look like to you?
Having a good sleep, waking up to your happy family, a calendar with good jobs, and a traffic jam-free EDSA. 

What items can you not live without?
My laptop, mobile phone, and car.

What is your most memorable experience on the job?
I was shooting for a campaign and my main camera started to fail. Good thing I had this entry-level camera as backup.

What place do you want to visit the most?
Tibet. I’m fascinated with its untainted land, ancient culture, and exotic scenery. 

When do you lie and how would we know?
Only when needed, but I stutter when I’m interrogated and I feel uneasy.

Where is your happy place?
Any place full of books about photography and fashion, with fast internet connection, and a couch.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My mum. Her approach in life is so simple and I admire her for that.

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Crazy Rouge

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The Hong Kong-based model-turned-celebrity photographer shoots Milan Fashion Week like you’ve never seen it before (May 2017 issue). 

What always makes you laugh?
Going through the photos I take after an event. I love seeing people’s reactions and the faces they sometimes make in front of the camera, or how they interact with each other. 

Which actor would play you in a movie?
I’d play myself.

What’s your biggest weakness?
I’m a perfectionist. 

With whom would you most like to be stuck in a lift?
Leonardo DiCaprio.

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Toto Labrador

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He photographs the fascinating interiors of a Carlo Calma-designed home in “The Emerald House” (April 2017 issue). 

When do you lie and how would we know?
When I exaggerate stories and tease my family, my nieces say my voice goes up.

What are the two items on your bucket list?
Go to Machu Picchu and be a stills photographer in a new Star Wars movie. 

Where is your happy space?
At home with my wife, five cats, and Netflix. 

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Jack Black.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Jesus Christ.

What would your final meal be?
In-N-Out Burger’s 3x3 with animal style fries and an ice-cold Coke in a bottle. Add in Razon’s halo-halo for dessert!

What’s your biggest fear?
Flying roaches. 

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My parentsthe value of working hard from my dad and my OCD from my mum.

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Ramon Rodrigo Cuenca

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This financial analyst-cum-artist lends his talent as he illustrates different generations in “Minding the Gaps” (April 2017 issue).

What would your final meal be?
Traditional and designer sushi rolls.

What are the two items on your bucket list?
Get paid a lot of money to do everything I love and help alleviate poverty in the Philippines.

Where is your happy space?
My little office in Art and Finance (my multimedia business) in Makati.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My father.

Mandy Navasero

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This professional photographer, traveller, and environmentalist captures the timeless beauty of former supermodel Tetta Agustin-Baverey in “Tetta Tête” (March 2017 issue).

What would your last meal be?
Clare chicharon with red egg spread and ice cold Pepsi.

What is your biggest fear?
To see a sibling gasp his last breath and neither I nor the doctors can do anything.

 What was the last lie you told?
I am 50 years old.

Dino Busch

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The German fashion photographer captures the stylish essence of the ’60s in “The Wonder Years” (February 2017 issue).

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received?
My very first car on my 18th birthday. It was small and old, but I loved it.

Who has been the greatest influence in your life?
Probably my mother. She has guided me through everything and is always there in case I need her, no matter if it’s 5pm or 5am.

What are two items on your bucket list?
Definitely visiting Greece and Iceland. Both places look so beautiful in their own ways.

Willy Saw

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This Manila-based photographer shoots the highlights and sidelights of the Philippine Tatler Ball in “A Night to Remember” and Anton San Diego’s 50th birthday in “Fab at 50” (February 2017 issue).

When do you lie and how would we know?
When the situation calls for it. My face will have an unnatural stiff expression.

Where is your happy place?
Wherever I spend quality time with my kids.

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My parents.

Tim Griffiths

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This veteran photographer captures the beauty of the 19 debutantes in “Thoroughly Modern Millies” and our own debutante Monica Concepcion at the Peninsula Paris in “A Princess Diary” (February 2017 issue).

When do you lie and how would we know that you’re lying?
Excuses for running late are so well-rehearsed that it would be impossible to tell. 

Where is your happy place?
Anywhere and everywhere. 

Who has had the greatest influence in your life?
My parents.

What’s your worst habit?
Being too lazy to use Viber or Skype on long distance calls. 

What’s your biggest fear?
I’m not one to tempt fate!

What was the last lie you told?
I’m five minutes away.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Jean Cocteau from the past and Jane Fonda from the present.

What’s your happiest memory?
Being invited by a world-famous violinist for masterclasses.

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Raymund Isaac

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This sought-after fashion photographer captures the radiant Stephanie Zubiri-Crespi, the Philippines’ Most Stylish Woman, in “She’s All That” (January 2017 issue).

When do you lie and how would we know?
I am such a liar and that’s the truth. Honestly

Who has the greatest influence in your life?
God.

If you had a gift to give someone, who and what would it be?
That would be common sense. I wish that for all. 

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Nicola Martinengo

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The Milan-based producer and his team visit Venice to make our epic “Asia’s Most Stylish” happen (January 2017 issue) 

Who had the greatest influence in your life?
My uncle. He’s an icon of elegance and generosity.

Where’s your happy space?
I love to swim and I enjoy the silence and harmony of being underwater. It’s very meditative and relaxing to see marine life and colourful coral reefs.

What’s your favourite article of clothing?
Shoes from Church’s.

Olivia Tsang

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The Hong Kong-based photographer plays with florals and the latest spring fashion in “Into Bloom” (January 2017 issue). 

What’s your biggest weakness?
Persistence and puppy eyes.

If you were an animal, what would you be?
A horse.

What’s your greatest achievement?
Doing what I love every day for a living.

Stefan Giftthaler

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The Italian photographer presents downtown-inspired looks in Milan in our fashion shoot “The Clash” (January 2016 issue).

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
I would love some authentic ancient Greek statues in my living room.

What’s your worst habit?
Complaining about the weather.

Which actor would play you in a movie?
A young Clint Eastwood.

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
Scotland in the “summer.”

Bambina Olivares-Wise

Bambina Olivarez Wise.jpgThe Communications Director of APEC Business Advisory Council talks about her personal APEC experience in “The East Wing” (January 2016 issue). 

If you could get away with one crime what would it be?
Stalking. But I’m a journalist; I don’t stalk, I investigate.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Christopher Hitchens, Pope Francis, Neil de Grasse Tyson, and Voltaire all together. 

If you could choose a super power what would it be?
To eat as much as I want without gaining weight. 

What’s your worst habit?
Online Scrabble. Can’t shake off the competitive geek in me!

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
Anything by Matisse, Twombly, or Rothko. And, for sheer kitsch, I am strangely drawn to Alain Jacquet’s Gaby d’Estrées

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
It’s never a good idea to go on holiday with someone you’re planning to break up with soon.

Where is your happy space?
Deep into an engrossing novel.

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Brent Chua

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This New York-based Filipino photographs Chad White in the feature “Confessions of a Male Super Model” (March 2016 issue).

What always makes you laugh?
Thankfully, almost anything can!

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Like Storm from X-Men, I’d love to be able to manipulate the weather.

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
I spent last New Year sick with equally sick friends.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Someone who is strong and quick.

Dookie Ducay

Dookie Ducay.jpgDucay’s creativity shines in two of our main features—the cover story “The Perfect 10” and “Where Are They Now?” (March 2016 issue).

What’s your worst habit?
I go on social networking sites when I’m procrastinating.

If you could choose a super power what would it be?
Time travel. The possibilities are infinite. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
That I look Korean!

If you could get away with one crime what would it be?
I’d steal one of those fancy massage chairs and not regret a thing.

What always makes you laugh?
Chubby babies and cute videos of dogs and cats. 

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
The repairman. 

What’s your happiest memory?
Meeting the love of my life. 

What’s your favourite joke?
“Google ka ba? Kasi nasa’yo na ang lahat.

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Eric Michael Roy

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This LA-based photographer showcases his extraordinary talents in the two fashion editorials “Freestyle” and “Desire” (March 2016 issue).

What would your final meal be?
A little bit of everything at Bestia. Also a bottle of Lagavulin 16!

If you could get away with one crime what would it be?
Sneaking into zoos and freeing all of the animals—that would entail multiple crimes. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
A friend once told me I looked like a poor man’s Tom Cruise. I’ll take it.

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Tom Cruise. If he were a poor man. 

What’s your signature dance move?
I do this Elvis Pelvis thing. 

What always makes you laugh?
My golden retrievers Dublin and Gepetto.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
My girl. Because I’d have all I need.

What’s your favourite joke?
Great Aunt Eve—she’s 95—just told me one... it’s too dirty to tell.

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
Photoshop.

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
František Kupka’s Planes by Colors.

What are the two items on your bucket list?
Freedive with Great White Sharks and fly a plane. 

Where is your happy space?
On my couch, with my girl, my dogs, scotch, and a film. 

Who has had the greatest influence on your life?
My late father, who gave me my sense of humour and humility. He taught me how to be a loving partner by the way he treated my mother.

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Naheed Hadjisoffi

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This vibrant New York-based fashion stylist worked her magic on Pia Wurtzbach for our cover story “A Cinderella Story” (April 2016 issue) 

What’s your signature dance move?
I’m a cabbage patch champion.

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Penelope Cruz.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Jeff Goldblum. Is making out allowed?

What’s your biggest weakness?
Reality TV. I am a junkie 

Luigi Gaballo

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This Italian stylist’s flair for creativity shines in the fashion editorial “Welcome to Summer” (April 2016 issue) 

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Omnipotence. 

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
A fresco by Michelangelo. But first, I must find a bigger house. 

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Robbing the Valentino store.

What’s your biggest fear?
Snakes.

Marco Marezza

Marco Marezza.jpgThis skilled photographer showcases his talents behind the lens in our fashion editorial “Welcome to Summer” (April 2016 issue).

What’s your most successful chat up line?
“Can I borrow a kiss? I promise I’ll give it back.” 

What’s your worst habit?
Spending money. 

What’s your favourite joke?
A stylist said, “I went to buy some camouflage trousers the other day, but I couldn’t find any.”

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Reality photoshop for politicians.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Angelina Jolie. Without all her children. 

What’s your biggest fear?
Snakes, spiders, and scorpions.

What’s your happiest memory?
Buying a house for my parents.

What was the last lie you told?
I go to the gym every day.

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
Miami Beach during Hurricane Andrew. 

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Nigel Barker

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The world-famous fashion photographer captures the grace and beauty of Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach in our cover story “A Cinderella Story” (April 2016 issue)

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Throwing an illegal party for my friends at the Louvre.

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Regeneration. 

What’s your favourite joke?
Anything that involves the truth.

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Sean Connery. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
I met a man in Manila with my name tattooed on his arm.

Jay Yao

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This self-taught photographer captures the other-wordly nature of Gabriel Barredo’s Opera in “Self-Inflicted Wounds” (May 2016 issue).

What always makes you laugh?
Weird memes and the nature of the real world. 

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
Traveling across the multiverse. 

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
I don’t enjoy “staycations”—the world is far too beautiful to stay cooped up inside.

Steven Patenaude

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Both a model and a photographer, he showcases his talents behind the lens in our dynamic fashion editorial “Taking It to the Street” (May 2016 issue). 

What’s your biggest fear?
Leaving the world with no legacy.

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
I’d be thrilled with any Van Gogh painting, but the less famous Starry Night Over the Rhone would be a top choice.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
The repairman! 

What’s your biggest weakness?
Changing seasons always make me ill.

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Come on! I’d play myself! 

What’s your worst habit?
Procrastination.

What’s your signature dance move?
’90s R&B Smooth Moves.

What would your final meal be?
It must be Margherita pizza.

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
I feel a bit weird when people compliment my hair. 

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Erwin Romulo

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The founding Editor-in-Chief of Esquire Philippines goes into detail on the making of Gabriel Barredo’s Opera in “Self-Inflicted Wounds” (May 2016 issue).

What would your final meal be?
My words.

What always makes you laugh?
Human folly. 

If you could choose a superpower, what would it be?
To sing like a nightingale. And kill fascists with the beauty of my voice.

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
That I would make a great father to a daughter but a terrible one to a son. 

Filbert Kung

Filbert Kung.jpgThis New York-based lensman photographs Lolita Savage at her home in “Artist in Residence” (May 2016 issue). 

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Transferring all of Bill Gates’ money to my account.

What’s your worst habit?
Snacking non-stop, even when I’m not hungry.

What’s your most successful chat up line?
“Hey! What’s up?”

What’s the last lie you told?
I tell little ones every now and then.

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Joseph Chen

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This well-known photographer’s creativity is in full force as he captures Stella Abrera’s graceful form in our cover story “Dancing Through Life” (May 2016 issue).

What’s your biggest fear?
Birds. 

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Bruce Lee.

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Not paying my taxes.

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
Miranda Kerr or Adele.

What’s your signature dance move?
I do not dance. 

What would your final meal be?
Dim sum or roasted meat with A1 sauce. 

What always makes you laugh?
Jimmy Kimmel. 

What’s your happiest memory?
My father’s 49th birthday.

What’s the last lie you told?
I don’t remember. 

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Ava Pessina

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She perfectly captures the youthful spirits of our three cover girls in the lead story “Bright Young Things” (July 2016 issue).

If you could choose a super power, what would it be?
To be able to fly—the view would be so amazing!

Which painting would you most like to hang in your house?
Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in the guest bathroom, to make visitors feel uncomfortable when they use the toilet. 

Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with?
MacGyver. He could get us out of there in no time with the most random things in his pockets.

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
“I love your eyebrows, can I touch them?” 

Kai Huang

Kai Huang.jpgThis Manila-based lensman photographs the sumptuous offerings of Shangri-La at The Fort’s new restaurant in “The Road to Canton” (July 2016 issue).

Which actor would play you in a movie?
Wesley Snipes.

What’s your happiest memory?
That one time, in band camp…

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
“Oh, you are a boy!”

What’s your biggest weakness?
I’m too nice.

What’s your biggest fear?
Growing old and getting a big tummy.

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Max Seigal

Max Seigal.jpgThis multi-awarded photographer-biologist captures the soul of Botswana, Africa in “Savage Beauty” (September 2016 issue). 

What’s your worst habit?
Not knowing when to stop eating! 

What’s your happiest memory?
Hiking in the summer with my mum.

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
“I love your Crocs.” 

What’s the worst holiday you’ve ever had?
Travelling to Europe with my older sister when we were teenagers—we didn’t get along.

What’s your biggest weakness?
Being too quiet when I should be chatty.

Jan Gonzales

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The Cebu-based lensman photographs personalities from the Queen City of the South in “In Full Circle” and “The Next in Line” (October 2016 issue).

What would your final meal be?
Rib-eye steak teppanyaki. 

What’s your worst habit?
Eating the same stuff over and over.

What’s your biggest weakness?
Frozen dessert. 

What are the two items on your bucket list?
To travel the whole world and to just shoot. 

Jerick Sanchez

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This young and talented photographer shoots nine stylish ladies in the feature “The New ‘It’ List” (October 2016 issue) 

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Rob a bank and book a flight to Cala Luna beach.

What’s your biggest fear?
Clowns! 

What’s your happiest memory?
Being a kid and not worrying about life.

What was the last lie you told?
“Sorry, I’m on a diet.” 

Wesley Cruz Villarica

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This Canon Crusader of Light awardee photographs the Ferragamo family in “A Place Called Home” and Villa di Granaiolo in “The House That Pucci Built” (November 2016 issue).

If you could get away with one crime, what would it be?
Planting a virus into the banking system to funnel trillions into my Swiss bank account.

What’s your signature dance move?
I’m hip with the new gen, so I guess it’s the boring old fist pump. 

What’s the weirdest compliment you’ve ever received?
That someone likes my bald head. It apparently looks manly. 

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Jose Villa

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See the spectacular Belo-Pitt wedding through the lens of the veteran photographer in “Love, Actually” (December 2016 issue).

What’s in your Christmas wishlist?
On my wishlist is peace for the world and a healthy year ahead with lots of gatherings with people I love. We all need to celebrate more often.

If you had a gift to give someone, who and what would it be?
I’d give the gift of photography to a couple in need that can’t afford a wedding photographer. I’d like to do that once a year for the rest of my career.

BJ Pascual

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Fashion photographer BJ Pascual is one of the industry’s brightest young talents, having amassed a powerful body of work that evokes emotion and inspiration. He has shot editorials and campaigns for top publications and advertising clients, and is sought-after in both the local and international scene. 

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Alex Van Hagen

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Seasoned photographer Alex Van Hagen has been part of our team for the longest time. His amazing snaps of numerous important social events have regularly graced our issues, as well as  our other titles. His keen eye for portraits has impressed other top publications and brands here and abroad. Moreover, he recently had an exhibition together with his brother Han Van Hagen (also in the picture).

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