Anjo is a nursing graduate who pursued his passion for film and photography. A self-proclaimed artist and a daydreamer based in Dubai, Anjo says being in the cut-throat city allowed him to work on a lot of projects within the broad spectrum of filmmaking. He currently provides clips and photos for SALT as one of its content creators. A lot of bloggers and Instagrammers are incredibly creative people, and while some, but not all, may appear inward looking, a lot are just confident and carefree, driven by their passion and focused on their goals. Being good at what you do requires a lot of self-awareness, and to that, he says: “Push yourself to be better not just as an artist but as a person in general and most importantly, be yourself. Genuineness, that’s what the world needs.”
Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger
Marjanne has been successful in making herself her own brand. She has a clear-cut, well-defined image online. And most importantly, people love her platforms and develop an affinity for her. Her online persona is consistent and that visible in each post and caption she puts out. Asked about how her work empowers Filipinos, she says: “Yes! People say Dubai is a place where Filipinos are known for working in average careers, but not everyone knows that Filipinos are naturally talented and adaptable. I strongly believe that if one person steps up, others will follow empowered by that person’s hard work and success.”
Our mothers told us never to play with our food. But Junimar can’t help himself. If you ever stumble upon the feed of this foodstagrammer, you’ll find yourself spending a lot of time scrolling through picture after picture of beautiful flatlays and photos that are so alive you’ll think you’re there at the moment. His eye for details and creativity sets him apart from many others. His advice for rising content creators? “Be real and always believe in great work.” He adds, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. Good luck!”
Photography by: Alex Callueng
Illustrado 100 was made possible by sponsors: Giordano, Liali Jewellery, Mitsubishi UAE- Al Habtoor Motors, Michael Cinco Couture, Mapúa Institute of Technology, Centro – Amwaj Rotana Hotel , Max’s Restaurant Middle East and GVER – Your Friendly MarketPlace for Sharing
Co-Sponsors: Herschel Supply Co., Rove Hotels, The Medical City – Dubai , Filipino Institute UAE, MPQ Tourism, JAMES Travel and Tours Dubai, Off the Hook Seafood Restaurant, The Original Barrio Fiesta Restaurant – Dubai and Tapa King UAE.
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