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Published: January 11, 2011
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I was given the wonderful opportunity to be one of the select artists who would participate in Manila Contemporary's anniversary art exhibition — The Light Show, curated by Katya Guererro.

The Light Show stems from the belief that one may need to experience darkness to have a renewed appreciation of light. For this exhibit, Guerrero instructs the participating artists to re-discover light – its past, present and future – by asking the very simple question “What is light?” Although very simple, the quest to answer this has been a universal one – transcending historical periods, disciplines and cultures.

I chose to explore the way light can be manipulated to sort of paint a certain quality in photographs. I started out being trained as a traditional painter and I continue to love traditional art despite picking up digital media. I do my best to apply my painting aesthetics to my photography to get closer to discovering and developing my own style. I had planned out the elements in the photo to look similar to my illustrations. To add to the painterly feel, I had some sheer fabric billow behind my subject to simulate the look of paint washes.

This photo is one of five works that I currently have up on display at the gallery. My photographic series touches on the theme of ephemerality.

photo credits:
:iconbehindinfinity: concept, photography, styling, lighting and post-processing by me
:iconpetitecamomille: subject is Isa

The Light Show opened last December 11, 2010 and the exhibit will be ongoing until January 16, 2011.

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OKA1974's avatar
Tu trabajo me ha enamorado
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huntermarchStudent Writer
This is just incredible❤
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MantamusStudent General Artist
The tie-in with the roses and use of the word ephemeral also reminds me of The Little Prince. xD

So pretty I love it!
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XxKutieTonixXHobbyist Artist
you talking about ur self: 'concept, photography, styling, lighting and post-processing'
And Isa: 'subject'
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xMikuTanStudent Interface Designer
im going to draw this anime version~! i'll credit you, kay?
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Desuke-LoveStudent Writer
So pretty!
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this is so pretty! I love it!!! <3
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omg :o sooooo beautifull just can't take my eyes of it ^^
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IAmDeidaraStudent General Artist
this is very simple and beautiful
cycu55's avatar
really great work :worship:
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xSoulCookiexHobbyist General Artist
This is too amazing for words o_O!
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if i could grow wings and fly to manila just to see your gallery.. i would.
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She looks like one of those Victorian dolls my Grandma has.
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kokoronagomuHobbyist Traditional Artist
this picture reminds me of the one look in the following video--> [link]

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love the colour theme in this photo.
the fading of the colours adds the mysterious feel to it.
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WaychouHobbyist Digital Artist
This is so gorgeous.
I've kept the window open for ages so I can look at it whenever I want. :D
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xKuroHotaruStudent General Artist
It's beautiful! It has a very classical lolita vibe too!~
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NaucturneStudent Writer
So beautiful
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she looks sooooo pretty! O:
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