How ‘Filipino’ should a Filipino be? As we progress into our evolution, our diaspora often finds us asking a lot of questions pertaining to our ethnicity. Editor in chief Lalaine Chu Benitez tackles the matter and sheds light on our situation as global Filipinos. #illustradomagazine #taasnoofilipino
#taasnoofilipino Mario Cardenas is perhaps ‘the’ most awarded Filipino photographer of his time, racking up over 350 awards and nominations from countless international competitions, and gaining recognition in over 20 countries. Yet despite being such an accomplished individual, his love for beautiful imagery constantly drives him to challenge his skill and pursue new heights. #illustradomagazine #100MIFG
Hyku arrived in Dubai with practically zero connections in the photography industry. She started of what has turned out to be a remarkable career by working in a portrait studio. Eventually, she decided to pursue freelance photography, armed with just one camera body, a flash and two lenses. And by virtue of her hard work, sleepless nights, and ability to market her work, she was able to nurture her career and launch her own company: Hyku D Photography.
Photo by Alex Callueng; Photography Assistant – Bethoven Filomeno Special thanks to – Giordano, Nikon, Liali Jewellery, Lulu, Mitsubishi and Western Union.
#taasnoofilipino Fe Hyde stands among some of the Philippine’s best independent actors and producers. Her list of achievements runs long, and she has all the awards and achievement to prove it. Rather unique for an artist, despite film being close to her heart, she humbly masquerades as a homemaker in Dubai. Learn more about Fe Hyde here: #illustradomagazine