Back when I was in a band, I loved it when someone would have a photo of me playing guitar. It always felt great to be photographed doing something I was passionate about. It didn’t happen often, but when it did, you can be sure that it became a profile picture on my social media accounts.
Doing this favor and more to the many musicians and artists in the music scene today is Perci Mansueto. If you’ve ever seen a gig photo in the last year or two, it’s likely it was photographed by Perci. I didn’t realize that he dove head first into photography. He literally didn’t know what he was doing when he shot his first gig. It goes to show that a big part of learning is being prolific and doing the day to day work. Over the years, he has managed to shoot many of the best local artists in Cebu, as well as bands like Queso, Urbandub, Ben & Ben and Faspitch.
In this episode, we talked about his journey to photography, his struggles with shooting, how he managed to learn, getting his work critiqued, and cycling to work.
Enjoy the episode!
Where can you find Perci?
This episode is sponsored by Qube Gallery. A progressive art space in Cebu, Philippines. Providing network and exhibit opportunities for contemporary artists with whom they work closely with and promote beyond the local reach. For more than five years, the gallery has mounted shows of engaging artworks and have also represented the Visayas region in various international fairs.
This week they are putting the spotlight on Bong Delfin. Bong, originally from Mindanao and now an established contemporary artist in Madrid, Spain, is known as the father of hydro-deepism. Hydrodeepism is Bong Delfin’s personal ideology, artistic method and a term conceived from the term “hydro dipping”, a traditional technique of printmaking which is commonly called “marbling”, “swirling”, “water transfer”, etc. It’s avant-garde in its truest essence. You can still catch his works at Qube Gallery.
Aside from its physical space in Crossroads, Banilad, Cebu City, you can check out their online collection onwww.artsy.net/qube-gallery.
This episode is sponsored by Handuraw Pizza. Long before they became a sponsor, Handuraw Pizza has been mentioned in many of our conversations with musicians. They have always been a great venue for local music.
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