Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Artist Talk: Photography

In one of my conversations with Dave, he said "I always have the passion for photography, Thanks to my Dad for letting me borrow his Canon AV-1 (1978 model) film camera. Since then, I don't have the money to buy my own camera. hiring a model? too expensive... renting a studio? to boring.... so what i do is bring my camera and a couple of rolls of film, my favorite play list on my MP3 player then walkabout anywhere to find interesting subjects... this is how i learn photography and this is my hobby..."

Born from a family with real talent and skills in the Visual Arts. Rhey Davie D. Magdayao shares with us his passion in Photography. He admits that he never had any formal training or any classroom session of his hobby. For him, it is purely an activity on creating an emphasis on the subject, recording events and capturing light. He is really doing this not for business but for Science, Art and pleasure....undeniably for him... Photography is a "point and shoot" addictive hobby!

Dave's eclectic choice of subjects opens to his long journey in this field of discipline and his works aims for quality which have little or no prospect for a reward....He never puts title on his works as he leaves that issue on the viewer...

He derives his inspiration mostly from Nature, capturing panoramic landscapes that serves to remind us of its vanishing beauty. This could send a message to the public to work further on the issues of Environmental protection....his thirst for adventure is never ending as he already have a long list of breathtaking sites and places to visit here in the Philippines....

Along with his love of nature, he also has an eye for Glamour and Fashion Photography (don't get me wrong, this guy is genuinely STRAIGHT! LOL)...this is another genre in photography that is devoted to display Vanity....He develops his own aesthetics in which location, clothes, model and light blends together to achieve the standards of contemporary fashion and magazine like demands.... he never likes to work on a studio and his keen eye for details can be seen on the pictures that he took..... and enhanced by the eye catching exotic effect of his models (willing to pose for the sake of Photography), be on the loop!


Photos courtesy of the Artist / Photographer