打结 (Tie the Knot)

打结 (Tie the Knot)

Wilmark Jolindon is a commercial and fashion photographer based in Manila. He took up advertising arts at the University of Santo Tomas and fashion photography in SoFA Design Institute.

MOREOVER

While I learned the basics through the photography classes in college, I got myself immersed in photography when I do casual shoots with friends. I have one particular friend whom I candidly captured him posing with a joker card held in hand. He then became my regular model for seven years and counting. At first we only did shoots for either fun’s sake or photo assignments. Later on, as I tried on practicing for my photography thesis, he would model for me to test the setups. When are both working, we find time on weekends to do shoots. As the years go by, the quality of our skills improve with him as a model and me as a photographer.

My genre and interests in photography shifted through the years. Initially I shoot generally under the sun. When the casual shoots came, I got to do more portraits. My photography thesis involved applying different photography techniques into portraits; for a year I did conceptual portraits. After college I tried to make my work more marketable so I gradually shifted to fashion photography. As I gain more experience and connections I expanded to do commercial works as well.

I got into fashion photography for I enjoy the feeling of creating fashion images and collaborating with creative people. I was more inclined to art than fashion when I was young. My model friend would show fashion images in magazines or in online chat and we talked about how beautiful those images are. From there we got inspired and we try to imitate those. Eventually from just imitating what has been done, we started in exchanging pitches for original shoot ideas and hopefully we could execute them in the future. I always look forward on working with a team; with each member’s skills and expertise we form those beautiful images. Fashion shoots have been my creative outlet and escape.

I would describe my photography style as “perfect imperfect”. I tend to polish and gloss up my images, but I leave some imperfections – those could be blemishes on the face, some strands of messy hair, or some dirt in the background; so that the images are in borderline “real” and “perfect.” After all, imperfections can sometimes make things perfect.

PLANS

I’m hoping to do more projects in both commercial and fashion works. I’m also considering to go back into my roots and do some simple portraits on the side or recreate and update what I did in my college thesis, but we’ll see…

打结 

Our fashion story is an eccentric, naïve and youthful take on wearing denim pieces. We imagined two siblings being silly and playing around with apples while dressed up in denim styled from the practical looking to the fashionably way over the top.

What’s memorable in this fashion story is that our execution is something different from what everyone in the team used to do. Usually our fashion shoots are either artsy, edgy or glam. We also managed to pull out clothing from different young student designers hailing from different schools.

PLANS

I’m hoping to do more projects in both commercial and fashion works. I’m also considering to go back into my roots and do some simple portraits on the side or recreate and update what I did in my college thesis, but we’ll see…

打结 

Our fashion story is an eccentric, naïve and youthful take on wearing denim pieces. We imagined two siblings being silly and playing around with apples while dressed up in denim styled from the practical looking to the fashionably way over the top.

What’s memorable in this fashion story is that our execution is something different from what everyone in the team used to do. Usually our fashion shoots are either artsy, edgy or glam. We also managed to pull out clothing from different young student designers hailing from different schools.

PLANS

I’m hoping to do more projects in both commercial and fashion works. I’m also considering to go back into my roots and do some simple portraits on the side or recreate and update what I did in my college thesis, but we’ll see…

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is revolutionary in terms on how designers and brands present their image and what they cater to the market.

EMERGING

The fashion scene in the Philippines is gradually expanding and innovating. The movement of supporting local fashion is prevalent and is backed up by the combined efforts of emerging brands and young fashion designers and creatives.

BRAINSTORMING

I get fashion inspiration through browsing local and international fashion magazines and from interaction with creative minds. From a simple conversation with them, we end up brainstorming and exchanging fashion shoot ideas.

YOUNG CREATIVES

The most significant personalities in fashion today are the young creative individuals. With their open mindedness, collaborative spirits, and relentless willpower, they have the potential to innovate fashion for the better.

“Have the will to make a mark.” - Wilmark Jolindon

PHOTOGRAPHER: Wilmark Jolindon @thewilmark

STYLIST & ART DIRECTOR: Hillary Lee @hi_hieellz

MAKEUP: Janell Capuchino @janellcapuchino

HAIR: G Mande @hairbygmande

MODELS: Erica Lau of Mercator @ericalau_ & Kevin Cantos @kevincantos_

PHOTOGRAPHER’S ASSISTANT: Dennis Sulit @dennisulit

CLOTHES: Celina delos Reyes, ḢA.MÜ (@_ha.mu_), Mood (@moodct), & Lean Profeta

SPECIAL THANKS: Zoomburst Photo Studio, Jouie Sta. Ana, & Mary Faye Murphy