Miguel Alomajan is from Manila, Philippines - "I don't have any formal studies in Photography nor in Fashion, I just love to read magazines, I remember I stole the first magazine that I read that really opened my eyes in fashion. Ever since then I loved fashion".
It started when i was in junior high when I joined (I had no choice) a photo contest, entering the contest with a borrowed camera and realised it wasn't that bad. So from doing paintings i shifted to do photography.
My style, I will say its relatable, I don't want to "box" it with technical terms but my works mainly produced by experiences and inspirations. I wanna show how strong typography is to an editorial set, it's like giving a statement and power to the clothes.
I really love paper coutures and typography, in this set I got fascinated with the texture of the teared paper with a Korean characters on it. It's Korean because my model is Korean, it's awkward if i put Chinese characters, i think that's the memorable part :)
In terms of culture & discipline, philosophy and aesthetics, a good example is the hand writing, its very distinct and creative, it has its soul and it moves.
The fashion scene in The Philippines, I believe its getting there, we are getting there, social media played the biggest part that made us see the world on a computer, we got more competitive than before though I must say there are a lot of spaces to fill in but slowly we will get there.
I always seek inspiration through geometric places and unconventional art, my first love is mixed media and I always incorporate it on my shoots.
If its not sell-able, It is not a good photo - you are only as good as your last performance.
I want to explore and find opportunities abroad, I did a shoot in Hongkong and its a whole different kind of experience, I loved it.
The goal is to always express my own vision on a certain project, because its like inserting and transporting your art to life vise versa. At the end of the day I wanna say its mine.