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    Manila
Photography · Menswear Styling · Media Production · Marketing · Talent Management

About

Get to know the man behind the brand.
Who is Bjorn Manila?




Change the world one project at a time.

He lives by the aphorism “carpe diem”. Fashion and photography has been his passion ever since he was a kid. From being the president of his high school La Salle Green Hills’s photography club to landing his first billboard campaign at the age of 21, he has achieved so much in the field at a young age. Fashion and photography became his two outlets of expressing himself and social media paved the way for his distinction and current success in the industry. Because of these two, he has been featured and has contributed to numerous magazines, broadsheets, and online. His former blog paved way to more opportunities and collaborations with big brands in the Philippines. He took up Multimedia Arts in De La Salle - College of Saint Benilde where he improved his versatility as an artist. He focused on experimenting with graphic design, web design and filmmaking throughout his four years in college. He continues to experiment with these mediums in expressing his art. In 2014, he became the digital creative director of SM Youth and SM Men. He successfully rebranded these two brands to make them at par with the international retail scene. He also mentors and manages young talents, models and artists to unleash their full potential so that they too can succeed in the industry. He wants to be one of the most successful photographers in the Philippines and by carrying Manila in his name, be recognized internationally someday and make his country proud of his talent. For now, he lives day-by-day doing the best that he can do to express himself through the two things he love the most – fashion and photography.

History
2007May

He launched his first ever blog when Multiply was at its peak in the social media scene. His passion for photography started ever since. He took classes from the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation in order to master the basics in photography. He later on became the president of his school La Salle Green Hills's photography club.

2010August

He formally started his career in fashion photography during his freshman year in college with the guidance of renowned photographer Niccolo Cosme. Social media paved way for his works to be discovered around the country. He landed multiple projects throughout the first year of his life as a professional fashion photographer.

2011July

At the age of 18, he became the youngest photographer to become a finalist in the first season of the reality show MEGA Fashion Crew. He placed fourth out of twelve teams. The exposure he got from the show helped him land magazine projects a few weeks after the airing of the show.

2012February

He became one of the brand ambassadors and the photographer of SM Youth producing quality content for the brand ranging from monthly lookbooks to street style features. This opportunity also got to showcase his menswear styling in some of the shoots that they produced.

2013 June

He launched KalsadaPH - the first and biggest street style project in the Philippines wherein he photographed more than 500 Filipinos in 26 cities across the country. The project took a halt in 2014 but he plans to relaunch it in 2016.

2014 January

At the age of 21, he produced his first billboard campaign featuring celebrity Dennis Trillo for Hanford Philippines. The billboards were up around the country the entire year. The same time he shot his first major campaign for SM Youth. His photos for the brand were displayed in all SM department stores nationwide for the entire summer season.


July

He formally became the digital creative director of SM Youth and SM Men. He significantly helped turned SM Youth into a globally competitive brand in the digital scene.

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Services

I am passionate about producing quality work for your market.
Photography & Styling
I create visually stunning images at par with the international scene of fashion photography.
Multimedia Production
I design to provide creative solutions and to communicate the message to your audience.
Marketing Management
I work hand-in-hand with you to create a sustainable brand and help you get the word out there.
Skills
100% Complete Photography · 100%
90% Complete Styling · 90%
90% Complete Multimedia Production · 90%
100% Complete Marketing · 100%
80% Complete Talent Management · 80%
Achievements
DLS-CSB MMA Awards 2013 - Best Photographer
LSGH Photography Club Award
LSGH St. Brother Benilde Award for Academic Achievement
Preview Style Bible Virtual Style Awards 2013 - Best Online Portfolio Finalist
DLS-CSB MMA Awards 2012 - Best Photographer Runner-up
Tongue In Chic 2009 - "The Faces To Watch Out For 2010"
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Portfolio

Check out a curation of my works since 2010.
My Clients

Preview Magazine

Metro Magazine

Chalk Magazine

Mega Magazine

Meg Magazine

Status Magazine

Look Magazine

Manila Bulletin

Philippine Daily Inquirer

SM Youth

SM Men

Hanford

Sprinto

Pormada

Blog

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Bjorn Manila Studio
Annex 35 Betterliving
Parañaque City
Metro Manila, Philippines
The studio is nestled in the laidback part of Parañaque, just 20 minutes away from the busy cities of Makati and Manila.


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