👋 Oi, mga repapips, Brian Dys here! I love music, photography, and creative stuff like UX design and art. This is a place where I collect my thoughts and works. Apart all these, I’m Jaycelle’s better half and Bryce’s dad. 🥰
Did I mention that my math superpower in high school failed to work during my stint in the College of Engineering? My parents’ chosen course for me was ECE. I wrote mine in the second choice field: Creative Writing.
For a year, I managed to trudge through the hallways and classrooms of Velasco. In between schedules, I worked as an SA (student assistant) at computer laboratories—the job took me places (read: other buildings). On Saturdays, the sunny soccer field was my home as a medic in ROTC. These were the places in my world in DLSU.
Never thought of wandering past the library. Never dared to stop wearing plaid polo shirts.
During the last term of my first year, the course I was in felt like chains and balls shackled to my feet. Depression kicked in that I found myself breaking out in tears in a Philosophy class. The prof was sharing about her journey in Zen and at some point I was sure she was talking directly to me about finding freedom and peace.
Armed with an SLR and some knowledge in Adobe Photoshop, I shifted to Advertising Management (after finding closed doors in Communication Arts)—did all the paperworks and passed the qualifying exam. Then I told my parents about it. I don’t remember that it really mattered to them—the sin that I did. They were full support in my education, I realized.
One lazy afternoon, along the walkway of SJ Bldg. were recruitment booths lined up left and right. I was looking for a place where I could contribute in photography and graphic design and there I found LaSallian and Malate. Or they found me?
Just some of the works I unearthed from an old hard drive:
Other works include cover design of a couple folio issues, published photographs (of course) and some written works in a logbook—beaten and left for dead by legit poetry members.
This was the last time I joined the Malate photo gallery though I don’t remember if these were displayed at a fair or published in a folio. Photos by my colleagues in Malate Photo Section: AA dela Cruz, Cheq Ma. Guerrero, Franz Santos, Joan Ong, Rose Ferrer.
Title of Activity: Paco Park Trip
Date of Activity: June 29, 2002
Place of Activity: Paco Park, Manila
Number of Attendees: 4
The purpose of this activity was for them to think beyond what is readily seen by the immediate eye and compose it for the shot and if their subject is common they have to arrange it. At first, the staff were bored to see ordinary things. They could not take any pictures.
The staff roamed around the park and eventually took pictures of not just the park and the church but of people, nature, and the wedding. After almost five hours their rolls of films were consumed.
The results were very good. The pictures they took in color and black and white were not taken by bored people. Somehow, the purpose of the activity was realized.
Title of Activity: Manila Zoo Trip
Date of Activity: July 27, 2002
Place of Activity: Manila Zoo
Number of Attendees: 5
The purpose of this activity was for them to think beyond what is readily seen by the immediate eye and compose it for the shot and if their subject is common they have to arrange it.
The results were good. Some took pictures of patterns and people, not just animals. The purpose of the activity was realized.
a. Franz Santos – 22 hrs
b. AARichela dela Cruz – 22 hrs
c. Rose Ferrer – 17 hrs
d. Aislinn Chuahiock – 14 hrs
e. Christine Lim – 12 hrs
f. Cheq Ma. Guerrero – 8 hrs
g. Mara Benitez – 6 hrs
Gallery/Illustration – 5 hrs
Paco Park Trip – 5 hrs
Manila Zoo Trip – 5 hrs
Interior Photos – 2 hrs
Street Photos – 2 hrs
Paco Park Results – 1 hr
Manila Zoo Results – 1 hr
Miscellaneous – 1 hr