Debbie Fortes – Illustrado 300 Most Influential Filipinos in the Gulf
Tastemaker: Debbie Fortes
Content Creator – @debbiefortes
Visual artist Debbie Fortes communicates best with the medium of photography. Her website and popular Instagram page is full of stunning architectural images and snapshots of how she sees the world around her. She shares, “Through my photography and visuals, I am able to break the barrier of language. I can interpret the places and people through my lens. I sometimes don’t know how to express my thoughts and feelings using words. Thus, photography became my language.”
Debbie’s ability to produce compelling visuals has enabled her to bag projects with prestigious clients like Apple, the Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai), Puma Middle East, Black Eye Lens, Bose, Malone Souliers, among others. Her work was also featured at the Apple World Gallery #ShotOniPhone6 campaign, as well as in EyeEm (where she was a finalist at the Berlin awards in 2016), National Geographic Traveler UK, Gulf News, The National, Vantage Point Sharjah II. Buro24/7, Savoir Flair, and Khaleej Times named Debbie as one of the Instagram accounts that you need to follow in the Middle East .