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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Abduzeedo features Frog Mentality and Adventures in Corporate Jungle (at its Daily Inspiration page)

I got a surprise when a friend of mine saw two of my works at the popular Brazilian-owned site about design and inspiration. Featured are my Frog Mentality and Adventures in Corporate Jungle in its Daily Inspiration page. Do check them out with works from artists around the globe. Click Here... Thank You Abduzeedo!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Global WARMing Spa (Frozen Delights part 1 of 4)



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The winter season has two opposite faces.
For some, the sight of snow and the winter chills is a start of good holiday cheers. But for others, it's another fight against Mother Nature's frozen and drastic,uhm, nature. As promised, here's the 1st of 4 parts for my Winter special called "Frozen Delights series." It was indeed a challenge for me to create a weird Winterland and I'm hoping the idea would please my blog followers' and visitors' expectations. To realize my extreme photomanip, I opted for a surreal dwarf village where in houses are made of frozen fish. To feed your fancy thoughts more, I created a hot spring spa on a salmon. Oh, that's indeed mouth-watering, right eh? Hehe. Now, it's time to create parts 2, 3 and 4 within this chilling season for you to enjoy. Winter Cheers!

Friday, December 10, 2010

Adventure in the Corporate Jungle (Photographers in Peril part 9)



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The modern corporate jungle is one place where survival is key.
Most of us, in our quest to get rich or dreams to be richer, trudge on this dog-eat-dog world where deceit, lies, envy, jealousy and politics are prevalent. It is success that inspires us to grasp the corporate life and it is failure that hounds us wherever we are and even in our sleep. But, whatever it takes, one wanted to be successful but this comes with a price as success usually breeds envy. The corporate jungle, like life, is one big arena where envious feelings grow because of competition. It is also a place of work politics where in nobody knows if he is just being played or not. That is, in the name of SURVIVAL.
My new photomanip image is an "apocalyptic" approach to that scenario where the corporate jungle is a just thing of the past. Let's say it's Zombie movie meets Indiana Jones meets Tarzan flick. The depiction of failure is evident and maybe too much negativity pushed the corporate world meet its oblivion: no more meetings, no paperworks, no deadlines, and ultimately no more office politics. But, who knows what lies ahead of this once glorious cash bounty. We just don't know just yet. Still, survival is the key in an adventure in the corporate jungle.

Friday, December 3, 2010

The Group Hug of Group Hugs: MESS in Atlantis (Photographers in Peril part 8)





Last September 2010, I met M.E.S.S.(Middle East Shutter Squad) members based in Bahrain in flesh whom I only have known or met through the web via Flickr and Facebook. Shooting with them, these guys are the most down-to-earth and cool photographers I've known and we enjoyed each other's company through photography and the 1st Pixelrocket basic photomanipulation seminar. With great hospitality extended to me through out my stay in Bahrain, it was a challenge for me to make a photoshop manipulation for the group as a tribute. So, it took me more than a month conceptualizing the best possible themes: first there was underwater (but I've Been There, Done that already) then a jungle fun tale (cool but can't visualize an epic piece) and lastly the mythical Atlantis. Well, it is a challenge indeed and the lost Atlantis is an EPIC and mysterious place to delve on...it's like a BIG IDEA waiting to explode. So my imagination work eventually. I primarily envisioned a tidal wave then came a lost civilization aura on my head. In the end, It's an utter ADVENTURE when I combined Greek, Egyptian and Aztec stuff to create my ideal Atlantis paradise with an EPIC wave engulfing the place. :) So, how did we saved our selves? Soon you'll know....more Photogaphers ala Indiana Jones! I extremely salute MESS!..keep on shooting! *Click out images to make it bigger! :)