Tuesday, July 03, 2012

The Love Yourself Project's How Do I Love Thee photo exhibit opens July 8

The Love Yourself Project, an advocacy group that aims to raise awareness of and education about HIV/AIDS, presents “How Do I Love Thee”--a fund-raising exhibit featuring the works of noted photo-artist Ian Felix Alquiros.

The exhibit opens July 8, 2012, 6 p.m., at The Love Yourself Hub, located at 1850 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila (at the back of PWU).

“How Do I Love Thee” features photographs, mostly in black and white, that focuses on the male torso. Alquiros worked for almost 10 years in the call center industry before shifting to photography.

He studied basic photography at the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation and took up Studio Lighting Classes at Alcove Perspective at the Filipinas Heritage Library. Most recently, he also attended Video Production classes at the UP Film Institute as a prelude to diversifying his portfolio into video and filmmaking.

Alquiros says his inspirations in creating still images are filmmakers Lino Brocka and Wong Kar Wai. “They are able to capture stories and drama through their moving images. I attempt to do the same with my photographs... Each attempt, for me, is a wonderful educational experience. I am a great believer in constant learning.”

In May 2010, Alquiros put up TheROOM Photography and Event Studio in Panay Avenue, Quezon City. His images have been labeled “clean, sharp, sexy, cool, vivid, minimalist”--words that have been “attributed to my works ever since I started photography in 2007. For the last five years, I have continuously generated a lot of online followers, that is why I constantly update my portfolio.”

“How Do I Love Thee” will be open to the public from July 9 to August 5, Monday-Sunday. Exhibit hours are 1-6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.loveyourself.ph or http://www.ianfelixalquiros.com

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