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05.07.2019 Rommel Bundalian

Personal Best vol.29 | Rommel Bundalian

Rommel Bundalian

Highly experienced in both Film and Digital Photography
Specialization in 360 VR Photography / Travel Photography
Street Photography remain my first love in photography
Member of World Wide Panorama 
Contributing Photographer of 360Cities 
Faculty Member of PCCI (Philippine Center for Creative Imaging)
WORK EXPERIENCE:
Jan 2012 - Present Creative Director / Photographer - Imageworkz
June 2008 - Present Photographer - 360 Unlimited Arts & Photography Studio
March 2003 - May 2007 - Freelance Photographer / Magazine Contributor
April 2001-March 2002 - Assistant Photographer / Artist - ADPHOTO
Jan.1995-March 1999 - Freelance Photographer - Metro ManilaWARDS E
AWARD RECEIVED / FEATURED ARTIST:
Finalist - 2001 Digital Design Competition
1st & 2nd Place-Digital Print of the Year 2001
Grand Prize & 1st Runner Up Winner2004 Master Digital Artist of the Year
FEATURED PHOTOGRAPHER:
January 2007 I-MAG Photography
FEATURED ARTIST:
March 2007 WACOM ASIA Website
SEPTEMBER 2007 "Image of the Week" at PHOTOSHOP.COM - U.S.A.
8th Place and Honorable Mention - AfterCapture Magazine by ADOBE Contest WorldWide 2007
Featured Artist at Corel Painter Magazine U.K. Edition
Featured in Mabuhay Magazine In Focus : October 2011
Featured in Manila Bulletin Newspaper - App, App and Away March 2012

Gears

  • FUJIFILM GFX 50R
  • FUJIFILM X-Pro2
  • FUJIFILM X-T1
  • FUJIFILM X100F
  • GF23mmF4 R LM WR
  • GF45mmF2.8 R WR
  • GF120mmF4 R LM OIS WR Macro
  • GF32-64mmF4 R LM WR
  • XF14mmF2.8 R
  • XF16-55mmF2.8 R LM WR

Global Warming

I have always been drawn to the water. As someone who lives in a country surrounded by the sea, I have naturally gravitated to photographing water as a recurring theme in my images.

Most of my personal best with Fujifilm were taken in different bodies of water. I am always in awe that it signifies and gives life to the people around it.

Manila Bay X-T1 + XF14mmF2.8

Wawa Dam X100F + WCL

San Juan, Batangas X-T1 + XF14mmF2.8

Laguna de Bay X-Pro2 + XF16-55mmF2.8

In my recent project with Fujifilm, I wanted to go back and photograph the water, but this time to explore the effects of Climate Change. The Philippines is one of the countries most vulnerable to Climate Change, thanks in part to its location in the western part of the Pacific Ocean.

In this project, I shot in Artex Compound also known as “Venice of Malabon”, where a community thrives despite being submerged in water.

GFX 50R + GF23mmF4 Pro Neg. Hi

GFX 50R + GF23mmF4 ACROS

Artex is located in Malabon, about 45 minutes drive away from Manila. It has been submerged in water for almost 15 years.

In the short period of time that I was there, testing the new GFX 50R, I was overwhelmed on how the locals go on with their day-to-day life despite their current situation.

GFX 50R + GF32-64mmF4 PROVIA

According to recent research more than 167,000 hectares of coastland or about 0.6% of the country’s total area are projected to go underwater in the Philippines due to global warming. Source: International Development Research Centre (IDRC)

GFX 50R + GF45mmF2.8 ACROS

Global warming can cause a whole chain of events that rupture ecosystems, weather patterns, and ultimately, communities. I hope that by capturing these images, I can help spread awareness to the effects of global warming and the risks it pose to our communities.

GFX 50R + GF32-64mmF4 Pro-Neg Hi

GFX 50R + GF23mmF4 CLASSIC CHROME

GFX 50R + GF120mmF4 ACROS

GFX 50R + GF32-64mmF4 CLASSIC CHROME

GFX 50R + GF23mmF4 Velvia

GFX 50R + GF32-64mmF4 PROVIA

GFX 50R + GF32-64mmF4 Velvia

Behind the scene and some post processing thru Capture One on this link

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