Illustrado Faces 2019 – Agnes Cerezo

Agnes Cerezo


About the model: 

I have been working in the UAE for more than 3 years as a customer service provider in an automotive company. I am a proud Kapampangan and the youngest daughter in my family.

The experience of being in the church ministry is what I consider as the the highlight of my life here in Dubai. I am a part of the church’s HUGs team (Hospitality, Usher, Greet & Smile). It is a fulfilling task because I can share the feeling of being blessed and loved to other people.

Making meaningful memories with my loved ones is what makes me happy,  and having a loving family and true friends is very essential to me.



Arthur Ian Garcia

United Arab Emirates

About the Photographer:

Prior to moving to UAE, I was involved in independent filmmaking in Davao City, my hometown. It opened up for me avenues to work with some of the best indie filmmakers and actors in Mindanao. It is a sense of pride to have won Best Editor in the 2011 Gawad Urian for the film “Sheika”, during my filmmaking stint.

Currently, I work as a Graphic Designer for a soft skills training company in Dubai. I have been doing photography as a hobby, and more often than not, I find myself taking portraits of friends and family on a regular basis, for free and sometimes, for a small fee. I am always amazed by how pictures capture emotions within that slice of time. This fascination drives me to enhance my skills even further.


Illustrado Faces 2019 is supported by Liali Jewellery and the Radisson Blu Dubai Deira Creek.