For several years that I've been doing weddings, there was a time that I asked myself, "Is it really for me?". Seeing my works in a slow progress.., I find my works "chopseuy". Though I don't have regrets. I'm happy with my works. But I want to see myself right there standing with the best of the best. That's the reason why I joined UNCOMPLICATE2016. I said to myself that this will be my "RESET BUTTON". Hoping to have an enlightenment with the workshop, I want UNCOMPLICATE to be the foundation of my future photography works. It was a tough call, but here I am now.
Im an avid fan of"the" Toto Villaruel. (Seriously! No joke!) Seeing his works, You can see and feel the timelessness of his photos. Very simple.. clean.. yet, you can feel the effort and love he render on his images. From the smallest detail to the couple portraits, You'll be in awe!
Then i discover "the" Marlon Capuyan from a friend. His works places simplicity in an irony that you'll ask yourself "Paano nya ginawa yon?" Until you try it yourself and say "Bakit hindi ko magawa?" That goes to my other reason why i joined UNCOMPLICATE2016, I want to know how they do it?
The best part of day 1 was the Lunch meal! Kidding aside, It was like a buffet of learnings. You ask, they'll answer. I went home "busog" literally. One of the things that stuck on my mind was how they discussed "Timeless" vs "Trend". I will not elaborate how they discussed it, coz' it will be unfair for us participants who paid for the workshop to share it to you for free. Wait for the uncomplicate2017! (hahaha!). Seriously speaking, It was a question on my mind that i want to see in the future. "How do i want to see my photos in the next maybe 10 - 15 years?"
You know the feeling that your hands are itching already to click your shutter because all you see are "beauty". A great place in Tagaytay, beautiful setup and details from the suppliers. Beautiful models and of course, the chance tosee Toto and Marlon how they move and shoot. It was kinda' "bitin" knowing that all the beautiful things and people to shoot were there and you want to take advantage of it. But lately realize that i was not shooting anymore, because all i really want is how Marlon & Toto shoot!
What I like was shooting under pressure. shooting on a limited time with sudden change of weather and light.
All in all, i love it! I went home with a smile! Gain new friends. Discovered new approach. It was all worth it!
Today, I'll step up to the field applying what I've learned. I'll go out with a mind set that "LESS is MORE". My reset button has initialized. Uncomplicate closed my 2016 and will start 2017 fresh.
Thank you very much Team Uncomplicate! Team V's, Toto and Nicolai Villaruel, Sir Marlon Capuyan.
To my classmates, happy shooting!
"LESS IS MORE!"
JEXTER JORDAN.... out.
Hmua: Byron Velasquez
Wardrobe stylist: Aira Franco
Preps & Ceremony Stylist: tipping point Collective
Reception & Food styling: k by cunanan
Invites : the parchment stories
Video : Cinemaworks
Venue: the black roof ph
Rings : Denovo
Bouquet: Vatel Manila
Gown: Teena Sabrina Tan
Suit: Paulo Lazaro
Bridal car: Kombibs
Sponsors: Gouache, mastin labs, comrade leather, kawa pro
Speaker: Bride and Breakfast
Jexter Jordan is a Fine Art Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Manila, Philippines.