I was born on a Tuesday at 10.40am in San Juan de Dios Hospital in Manila, the capital of The Philippines.
Years later, after indenture training as a journalist on a local Sussex newspaper, I completed, with Distinction, a Higher National Diploma in Creative Photography at the London College of Printing (now the London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts). Since then, I have worked as an independent photographer on assignments for publications in both the UK and internationally.
For my gallery photography, I make limited edition single, diptych, triptych and multiple images, in colour and black and white.
My work has been published in a number of magazines including: Conde Nast Traveler (US), Conde Nast Traveller (UK), Departures, Discover, Forbes, Fortune, GQ, Guardian Weekend, Harpers & Queen, House and Garden, Image, The Independent, The Independent on Sunday Review, Newsweek, Oxygen, Saga, The Observer, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Vanity Fair, Vogue, W, The Weekend Financial Times, The World of Interiors.
My exhibitions and awards include: ‘Dreamland’ - Impressions Gallery of Photography, 1983; The National Theatre, London, 1984; John Kobal Photographic Portrait Award, 1994 (Highly Commended), 1998 and 1999 (Runner-up); Association of Photographers Awards, 1989/1998/1999; Brighton Photo Fringe 2010; Foto8 Summershow 2011; 1st Place International Photography Awards 2012; Galerie d'Art Contemporain & Espace Edward Steichen, Luxembourg, 2014.