I’m changing blogs…for real this time. I moving to blogger. I like wordpress, but you just can’t customize the CSS and all. That’s why I’ve decided to move to blogger. I won’t be deleting this though…for archiving purposes and sentimental value I guess. For those interested, I’ve moved here.
Yet another quicky post. Nothing much, just a few snaps from my recent exploits in life.
A few snaps from one our practices in Myke’s studio to start this post. Myke and Dave managed to set-up a mini jam/practice studio in Myke’s home. Super cozy i have to say. Perfect to 2-3hour jam sessions. Nice work you guys!
(Dave’s effects rig)
(Pierre taking a break)
(Dave with his stuff)
Some family snaps at my Aunt’s house, from a few weeks ago. One of those “First Sunday” Family get-togethers.
Hilera played at 6 Underground early this October for one of Red Ninja Productions gig events. Made a few decent snaps of the band.
(Chris and Ivan)
(Bobby on the drums)
(Ayan, the Hilera roadie/band tech)
(The Money Shot…Chris!)
That’s about it for this set. Be posting some more stuff very soon. Thanks for dropping by!
I guess the title of the post sums up the content of this post 🙂
Anyways, I haven’t been shooting much lately…but I promise myself from here own that I would try to take photos whenever the opportunity arises. I guess my laziness gets the best of me…most of the times…if not always. I would try to keep the words few…
My very good and close friends Isay and Marvie.
A few months back, my college blockmates and I had a get together of some sort in Villa Amparo in Laguna. Wasn’t able to take a lot of photos, but I manage to snap a few decent ones…I think.
Gino and Ryan, whilst waiting for the other to arrive.
Lee in the bus…on our way to the bus Terminal going to Laguna.
Some street snaps, got bored talking to my friends 🙂
Shanel by window, this time on our way to Laguna.
Gian and Ryan.
Sid, Ryan and Salgee.
Our adopted classmate/blockmate Timmy.
And finally….Gino…yet again.
A few months back, I was able to purchase a Mamiya RB67 from Armatos Pro Video thru Ebay, for a reasonable price. I didn’t intend to purchase the camera, I just wanted to try bidding in Ebay. I placed my bid…fortunate enough…no body else placed their bid in this item. And now I’m a proud owner of this humongous camera.
It took me sometime to take the camera out for a test run. I was lazy at the same time busy with some other stuff (work, freelancing stuff etc.). Anyway here are the test shots. They were scanned from the contact sheet, so I apologize for the quality and the dirt on the images.
First roll of neopan across 100. My very first try…that’s why I was only able to get three. I accidentally exposed some of the frames when I removed the back without the dark slide attached to it.
The second roll of neopan 100. A more successful roll with more decent images I suppose.
And that’s about it. I really love the camera. It’s AWESOME! I really don’t mind the weight (it’s a heavy camera…and I mean heavy), I just love using it. I’ll be shooting more frames with this one. That would be all!
I’ve been playing bass for a band called Hitana for quite sometime now. I love the energy of the group when performing live or even during rehearsals and jam sessions. It’s such an awesome experience having to play with these guys.
BTW, Hitana is Myke Guiterez on vocals, Dave Reyes on guitars, Teddy Vesagas on keyboards, Mathew Wong (your’s truly) on bass, and Pierre Ascuncion on drums. As a far as what music or what type of music we play…well…you could just check out some of our vids here.
The guys below are Buks and Marc. Buks is Dave’s cousin, while Marc is his brother. Not really “band members”, but still member of the Hitana crew.
Here are some snaps from our Mag:Net Katipunan gigs….pre-performance snaps.
We had a gig last August 18 in Mag:Net Highstreet. I wasn’t able to get that many photos…in fact I barely took photos during that gig. But I did manage to snap a few decent ones though.
This guy right here is an amazing musician. His name is Joniver and his set is incredible! He plays mostly the blues and does covers of John Mayer songs…and he really really does a great job in covering his songs. If you haven’t seen him perform, you should go check him out! I think he plays regularly in Mag:Net Highstreet’s acoustic hour (8:00 – 9:00 PM) during Saturdays. Or you may check out his stuff here.
Another awesome band that performed that night…Maya’s Anklet. I really love the stuff they play.
The members of Hilera.
Just a few snaps from yet another recent shoot in Quiapo. I really consider this place as my training ground for photography. Lot’s of interesting things to see in this area.
Too bad I’m still not as confident as I should be when shooting in public or in the streets,..I still get really, really nervous. I know I shouldn’t be. I’m not really doing anything wrong or atleast my intentions aren’t really malicious or whatever.