Ace Reyes – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf
Tastemaker – Ace Reyes
At a very young age, Ace Reyes has become a rising ambassador within the local fashion photography sector holding his own, side by side more established industry professionals. A millennial photographer making his way into the industry, his playful look at things, creativity, and decisiveness, anchored to his modest make-do attitude, has given him an edge in his craft.
Despite the challenges of starting from scratch in a foreign place, Ace has succeeded in getting recognition from the scene, working on commercial assignments, the most notable of which is his longstanding engagement as a mainstay photographer for e-commerce giant Namshi, capturing the hottest events for the likes of Christian Louboutin and Mac Cosmetics, and even supporting local, regional artists. “My goal is to break the stereotype and encourage people to get past all their hardships and struggles with flying colors and amazing stories to tell.” He says.
Through his work, Ace wants to impart that the youth need to work together to contribute to the community; to see each other as inspiration, not competition, in order to rise together to greater heights.