Category: Projects

Save the Children Postcards and Gallery

Save the Children Mission Postcard
Save the Children Mission Postcard

I had the pleasure of working with the Philippine chapter of the worldwide NGO Save the Children a couple of years back but wasn’t able to post some details. We took several photos of schools and children where the organization had projects. What’s interesting about the work aside from interacting with the local communities is I had to shoot full Hi-res JPEGs since the client was strict about “untouched” photos and most of the children they would use for their materials need model releases from their parents. I’ve recently uploaded some of my selected photos from the hundreds I shot there. You can see them at the Save the Children Gallery.

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New Portfolio and Prints Site Section via Smugmug and Invites from Getty Images

my new portfolio and prints section at photos.ferdzdecena.com
my new portfolio and prints section at photos.ferdzdecena.com

What’s keeping me busy these days? Vacations with relatives is one, setting up some legal stuff is another, and lately I’ve decided to keep my photo archive up there in the cloud. I realized that I need access to my hi-res archives whenever I travel for that random image request I’ve been getting. I know I can’t carry my 2 external hard drives with me all the time so I decided that online storage space would be the solution.

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Johnoy Danao Rocks the Riles at Boni

Johnoy Danao performs for Rock the Riles at MRT Boni
Johnny Danao at MRT Boni (Olympus E-PL1, Lumix 20mm, 1/80sec, f1.7, ISO 800, +0.7, WB Shade)

His body sways back and forth to the rhythm of his strums as if in trance, he enters to the groove of his music. Johnoy Danao is a new face and voice for me in music. And from his solo acoustic performance of his original Ulan to his rendition of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song, I was already taken by his music and the clarity of his voice. An artist to watch out for much in line with the likes of Noel Cabangon and Cythia Alexander. I’m glad I waited for him to perform.

Now Onboard: SilverKris Inflight Mag Nov 2010

Silverkris Makati Art in the City
Silverkris Makati Art in the City Opening Spread

It’s a great experience to have worked again with a different international inflight publication this time just to see their work process. Asked what cosmopolitan city we can easily feature aside from Manila, we pitched the idea of Makati and its ever growing creative spots. It’s a bit of challenge to shoot around Makati since it’s one of the most unfriendly places for photographers, but we managed to pull it off. If you’re flying anytime this month via Singapore Airlines, don’t forget to check out the SilverKris Inflight Magazine and the feature story on Makati, “Art in the City”.

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Coffee Origins 2010 Greenbelt 5

Coffee Origins Exhibit at Greenbelt 5
Coffee Origins Exhibit at Greenbelt 5

Coffee lovers have a reason to troop to Greenbelt 5, Ayala until next week. The Coffee Origins Exhibit is running at the Gallery Bridge at the 2nd level. I’m not really a coffee enthusiast but it’s a project I’m involved with like last year as the creative guys behind the booth designs used my photos from Lake Sebu, Bacolod and Iloilo on their booth. Check it out.

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On Board: Seair Inflight Aug-Sept 2010

Bohol Adventure Spread
Take the plunge in Bohol Adventure

Ready… set… Action! Whether it’s that adrenaline pumping activity or that really exotic delicacy, adventure is the name of the game in this August-September Issue of Seair Inflight. Get on the adventure side of Bohol beyond the Chocolate Hills, surf through the slew of activities in La Union with insider guide Luke Landrigan, and try out exotic delights with Stephanie Zuibiri. So if you find yourself riding any Seair Flight check out the latest issue. In the meantime, here are spreads from the Bohol Adventure cover story.

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