The demands of film school has made me push back my photography activities and I have not been able to shoot as regularly as I wanted to but it is a legitimate choice when I decided to pursue filmmaking. I carry a different set of gears and my base is Mactan.
However, from time to time, schedules allow for a quick shoot and I was lucky enough to work with Hanna Agravante and Jessa and shoot for the first time in Cordova, Cebu.
Hanna, although just 21, has been modelling for a number of years in her teens, but she rested for a while. She decided she wanted to go back to modelling and somehow, we found each other through mutual friends. If I trace back the degrees of separation it would be: KO – Allan – Shiri – Jessa – Hanna.
Hanna is such a lively person and very determined. In our shoot, when a high wall blocked us from accessing our location, she did not hesitate to climb up. I just decided that it was unsafe for the rest of us, to go through the same route, so we choose another place.
I like working with Hanna because the shoot just breezes through and she can carry an interesting conversation about things we are mutually interested in. I would be working again with her for sure soon.