Worlwide Instameet 10 surely did make flashbacks inside my mind as I wandered the white walls and minimalist structures of Pinto Art Museum in Antipolo. I still remember when I made my Instagram, I did not have any Apple or Android phone. Hence, I just borrowed my best friend’s android phone and registered an account since I have been wishing to have one for my novice shots.
With no editing applications at hand, Toaster, Rise, and other filters seemed appealing to me (which is a total disgrace now lol). I enjoyed every filter at heart and took pictures forever. Then one Christmas in 2012, I saved up money for an android and finally bought one! Instagram’s the first app I downloaded. That was the time I started to take photography seriously with my OC-ness obvious in my feed. Took thousands of pictures up to now and cannot thank this app enough for helping me enhance my feed over the years.
So as promised, let me tour you in Pinto with my pictures.
I did not have a hard time taking these two self-portraits since I just have to place my phone somewhere and click the timer, but what was hard is that I did not ask anyone to take pictures of me (forever introvert lol), sorry. So t’was a bit sad for me.
EdgesAs I wandered around, I had time to reflect despite of having no companions around. Plus, they have lots of doors in it (Pinto Art Museum), and they are really photogenic!
Odd one out. Guille Francisco Raniel Hernandez — I knew the instameetup because of him.
It’s nice meeting you!
Let’s ponder in life. Have a seat. Sophisticated hallways Seek and you shall find.
What I really liked about this meetup is that you have like-minded creative people around you and I actually witnessed how they take their shots then post them later in a creative way. I’ve seen people lying altogether on the floor, a guy jumping inside a window frame to achieve a levitating effect, risky positions, dramatic portraits and I was really in awe, to see that I am not the only one with the certain attitude.
Aleyn Comprendio, Abbey Sy (!!!), Kay Isabedra — taking a shadow cast shot
There is actually a cafe inside but preferred not to eat because Abbey’s there and I was really shy…….until THIS happened. Abbey Sy of artistic-dreams!! I. Met. Her. Finally. Sorry that I was really shy to talk, but we did. Then the moment I got home, I saw that she followed me on Instagram and accepted me on facebook. I also gave my thanks to the guy who took our photo. Then I saw Jelito’s post that he was there until I commented and he said that he’s THE. ONE. WHO. TOOK. OUR. PHOTO. Gosh, too much fangirling. We even talked a lot. I did not even had a photo with him, but he held my phone anyway. Score. Mexican vibes all over. Also met Alexis Lim of litratonijuan! Following this
guy for four years already. Fangirl-ed.And thanks to Raniel for being one of the organizers of this meetup! I really had fun, too many photos taken, too many faces seen, too many things learned. Thank you!
Our Instameet group photo! (We were like 60+!)
(c) Karl Jover
Instameet experience was A++ and this act of haste wasn’t put into waste! Just knew it from Raniel the night before and asked permission from my mother that day of the meetup, lol. Thank you guys and hopefully when I am in college I can join more in Manila!
Love is the only bow on Life’s dark cloud. It is the morning and the evening star. It shines upon the babe, and sheds its radiance on the quiet tomb. It is the mother of art, inspirer of poet, patriot and philosopher.
It is the air and light of every heart – builder of every home, kindler of every fire on every hearth. It was the first to dream of immortality. It fills the world with melody – for music is the voice of love.
Love is the magician, the enchanter, that changes worthless things to Joy, and makes royal kings and queens of common clay. It is the perfume of that wondrous flower, the heart, and without that sacred passion, that divine swoon, we are less than beasts; but with it, earth is heaven, and we are gods.”