• I am Bjorn
  • I am a Fashion
  • I am a Multimedia
  • I am a Digital
  • I am a Mens
Photography · Design · Branding · Marketing · Styling


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

Changing the world through fashion communication.

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. He is one of the few who started early in pursuing one’s passion in life and is very proud of it. His personal style 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 fashion media sites. His 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. Currently, he is the Digital Marketing Manager of SM Youth and SM Men. He rebranded the two's digital platforms to make them at par with international retail brands. He also continues doing college and inspirational talks to his fellow youth and mentors young talents to be the best of themselves and 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 to express himself through the two things he love the most – fashion and photography.

His story

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.


He 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 especially through his blog. He then landed some projects throughout the first year of his life as a professional photographer.


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


He became one of the brand ambassadors and the head photographer of SM Youth producing quality content for the brand ranging from monthly look books to street style features. He also got to show his fashion styling skills on some of the look book shoots that they produced.


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 will be published as the first ever Philippine street style book on 2014.


At the age of 21, he shot his first billboard campaign featuring celebrity Dennis Trillo for Hanford Philippines. The billboards are up around the country until the end of the year.


He became the digital marketing manager of SM Youth and SM Men. He produces content and manages the brands' digital assets making sure they are at par with the international retail scene.

BJORN MANILA in numbers
Projects completed
Photographs Published
Awards received
Years of Experience


I am passionate about producing quality work for you.
I create visually stunning images focused on fashion and beauty.
I design to provide creative solutions and to communicate the message to your audience.
Branding & Marketing
I work hand-in-hand with you to create a long-lasting brand and help you get the word out there.
100% Complete Photography · 100%
90% Complete Graphic Design · 90%
70% Complete Web · 70%
70% Complete Branding · 70%
80% Complete Marketing · 80%
Best Photographer, DLS-CSB MMA Awards 2013
3rd Runner-Up, MEGA Fashion Crew Season 1 (Reality Show)
Best Online Portfolio Finalist, Preview Style Bible: Virtual Style Awards 2013
Best Photographer Runner-Up, MMA Awards 2012
The Face To Watch Out for 2010, Tongue In Chic
Graduated in the Top 7% of La Salle Green Hills Batch 2010
St. Mutien Marie Award, La Salle Green Hills 2010
Photography Club Award, La Salle Green Hills 2010
Computer Gold Award, La Salle Green Hills 2007-2010 (4 consecutive years)
St. Brother Benilde Award: Academic Achievement, La Salle Green Hills 2006
Antonio Montenegro Anieva Foundation Inc. Award Finalist, La Salle Green Hills 2006
Rio Mints Photography Workshop 2012
Goody Hair Accessories Come Play Event 2012
De La Salle University Dasmarinas - Junior Marketing Association Event 2012
Assumption College - STUDIO: Blogsphere 2012
Saint Pedro Poveda College Photography Club Talk 2012
San Beda College Manila - AIESEC: Dare To Move Assembly 2012
University of Santo Tomas - TomasinoWeb: UST Blogcon 2013
La Salle Green Hills Project Big Brother 2013
Atenedo de Naga University Alternative Class Program 2013
De La Salle University Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program 2013
De La Salle University Lasallian Enrichment Alternative Program 2014
Ateneo de Manila University - Ateneo Lingua Ars Cultura: ARTiculation 2014
Tomasinoweb: Empowerment 2015
The Lasallian Schools Press Conference 2015
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Check out some of my works from 2010.
My Clients

Metro Magazine

Mega Magazine

Chalk Magazine

Meg Magazine

Look Magazine

Status Magazine

Manila Bulletin

Philippine Daily Inquirer


SM Men

SM Youth

SM Accessories




Relaunching blog on 2015.
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Bjorn Manila Studio
B32 L13 John St. Annex 35
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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