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Tattoos, Ternos and Couture:
A Celebration of Philippine Fashion Photography Featuring the works of the following artists:

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Mark Nicdao

Mark Nicdao is one of the most renowned celebrity, fashion and advertising photographers in the Philippines. He has worked and collaborated with a diverse clientele from publications such as Rogue, Mega and L’Officiel, and brands like Maserati and Bench, to institutions such as the United Nations and UNICEF. A renowned people photographer, Nicdao has shot personalities Tommy Lee Jones, Catherine Deneuve and Paris Hilton; singers Jessica Sanchez, Rita Ora and David Archuleta; and sports stars Hidilyn Diaz, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, among others. Fashion photography is a particular passion of Nicdao, who has photographed top models in the Philippines, South Africa, France, Portugal, Morocco, Turkey, Greece, Iceland, Germany, Czech Republic, Italy, Australia and the United States.


Neal Oshima

Until he retired from commercial photography, Neal Oshima was a top advertising and fashion photographer based in Southeast Asia. Since then, he has devoted himself to fine art photography and large format photographic books, often those with cultural, culinary or travel themes. He has had several exhibitions of his work that explored varied subjects as well as photographic forms and processes such as photograms and cyanotypes. He is currently working on several books and continues to experiment with alternative printing processes.


Michael Salientes

Michael Salientes is one of Manila’s leading stylists. He has been the creative mind behind many unique fashion shows, advertising campaigns, groundbreaking magazine covers and provocative fashion shoots. Formerly the fashion editor of New York-based avant-garde, Details magazine, he came back to the Philippines to become the country’s very first fashion editor working for Mega Magazine and fashion director for Folio Magazine. Nowadays his passions include art, film and book publishing projects.


Gio Panlilio

Gio Panlilio is a curator, photo editor and artist. He is the Co-founder of Tarzeer Pictures, a platform for emerging photographers to exhibit and develop projects. His personal work often deals with the complexities of space and the human interactions contained within them. He has shown work both locally and abroad.

Curatorial Statement



Neal Oshima
Mark Nicdao
Ricky Villabona
Steve Tirona
Jake Verzosa
Sara Black
Francisco Guerrero
Shaira Luna
Regine David
Jack Marion Kapuno
Ralph Mendoza
Renzo Navarro
Veejay Villafranca
Tom Epperson
Cenon at Mav

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