To tell you the truth, I have so many backlogs to write on this blog but I thought I should do this New Year post.
As time goes by, I feel that I am going in a different direction. Lately, I’ve been consumed with life, work, and priorities.
Many years ago, I have never ever imagined that my wonderful hobby would take me to a new world. I think it was such an amazing thing to be able to get paid for your hobby. You get to do what you love to do and get awesome experiences at the same time. But without the fans and supportive friends in the community, I wouldn’t be where I am today. So THANK YOU SO MUCH. You know who you guys are. I love you all!
Many of you are probably wondering why I don’t update my blog this much last year. I also didn’t get to shoot figures like I used to in the past. When I found YouTube, I decided to focus more on creating content over there than here in WordPress. But of course, this is the place where you can see all the snapshots of my recent projects -figures and miniatures. If you follow my works, you can actually get tons of ideas on how to start toy photography and diorama.
Last year, the Sushi Bar Restaurant project is the most well-received post. The video was featured on Tokyo Otaku Mode and garnered 25 Million views and a hundred thousand shares. It was also widely shared on other social media pages such as Diply, Bored Panda, and NTD Television.
This was also my first Dollhouse kit project, big thanks to Banggood for the sample products.
In 2017, I have done several Toy Photography workshops including SM Mall of Asia (The country’s one of the biggest malls) during SM Gadget’s Fair.
I remember seeing the crowd from the ground floor to the upper floors watching me as I show them my work and fun hobby. It’s really crazy and amazing.
I also flew out of town to share my passion with the awesome people in Bacolod during Colours Foto’s 30th Anniversary. I was SOOOO NERVOUS at the time I thought I’m gonna collapse. The crowd grew bigger in the middle of the workshop.
My workshop at Whitespace, Manila is more personal. It was fun being around these people and I got to be myself during the talk.
The last workshop last year was PTPC meet-up Sponsored by Sony Philippines. I think it’s really amazing how a camera brand supports this kind of hobby. Most people don’t know that Toy Photography isn’t just about taking pictures at random of action figures and toys. Its creative style makes it such a great work of art in lighting, backdrops, and composition.
In that same year, Kotobukiya (JP) and Wow Japan officially announced me as their newest brand ambassador and I have made these videos for their site.
Last year, the Yotsuba figure was my favorite subject in my shoots.
With the rise of Instagram, almost everyone in the figure community is on that platform to share their passion, creative photos, and good vibes which I think is amazing. Every creative work is such an inspiration to people even for me.
My tip for this new year is to keep doing what you love and always strive to be better. Be more creative. Share your work. Who knows, senpai might notice you. ❤
Have a wonderful 2018 to all of us! Cheers~