Wednesday, June 27, 2012

How do i love thee - Ian Felix Alquiros








PROFILE - IAN FELIX ALQUIROS
the photoartist behind the forthcoming exhibit
“ HOW DO I LOVE THEE ” 

A fund-raising exhibit featuring the works of noted photo-artist Ian Felix Alquiros will open on July 8, 2012 --- 6 p.m. at The Love Yourself Hub located at 1850 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila (at the back of PWU).

The theme of “How Do I Love Thee” focuses on the ideals of The Love Yourself Project by propagating ideas and practices that encourage loving one's self -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy.

The photographs, which were shot mostly in black and white, will focus on the male torso.

Ian Felix Alquiros worked for almost 10 years in the call center industry before shifting to photography. “It has taken its toll on my lifestyle --- losing the creative and artistic side of my life that has always been a source of contentment and joy. So, I decided to learn photography - as a hobby - to spend my leisure time creatively.”

Ian studied basic photography at the Federation of Philippine Photographer’s Foundation (FPPF) and took up Studio Lighting Classes at Alcove Perspective at the Filipinas Heritage Library. Most recently, he also attended Video Production Classes at the UP Film Institute as a prelude to diversify his portfolio for future projects in video and filmmaking.

It is interesting to note that Ian’s inspirations in creating still images are filmmakers Lino Brocka and Wong Kar Wai. “They are able to capture stories and drama through their moving images, I attempt to do the same with my photographs. Each attempt, for me, is a wonderful educational experience.”

“I am a great believer of constant learning, from the very basic and to the most advanced skills in photography. From there, I continually create my own style that would reflect my brand of work,” Ian noted.

In May 2010, Ian put up theROOM Photography and Event Studio in Panay Avenue, Quezon City.

Since his foray into the professional world of photography in 2007, Ian’s work has been labeled “ clean, sharp, sexy, cool, vivid, minimalist .”
“These words have been attributed to my works ever since I started photography in 2007. For the last five years, I have continuously generated a lot of online followers that is why I constantly update my portfolio.”

“How Do I Love Thee” will be open to the public from July 9 to August 5, Monday – Sunday. Exhibit hours: 1 - 6 PM.

For further details and information, visit http://www.ianfelixalquiros.com/.
 

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Circle of Love Tickets

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Monday, June 25, 2012

Love Yourself Hub Set To Open on July 8 (v 1.2)


Love Yourself Project Volunteers (L-R): Frank Pepito, Donnie Gamboa, Jerwin Sumayo, Perry Gamboa, and Oliver Buiser


One of the main key programs of The Love Yourself Hub is to conduct HIV Counseling and Testing (HCT) with the able support of the Research Institute for Topical Medicine (RITM).

To complement this main task, equally important are the other goals which aim to establish the following: ‘EQUALITY’ without regard to HIV status, religion, sex, gender preference and culture; provide skills training to other advocate volunteers on HIV counseling, HIV health education and management; empower professionals and other advocate volunteers to administer timely, appropriate therapeutic counseling and safe quality care; promote HIV education (e.g. Philippine HIV/AIDS Law) through partnerships with education-related groups and organizations; align with the Philippine National AIDS Council (PNAC), World Health Organization (WHO) and partners to maximize resources.

The Love Yourself Hub shall embrace the ideals set forth by its parent organization – the Love Yourself Project by reaching out to the community it serves by propagating ideas and practices that encourage loving one's self -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy.

Over a period of one year, The Love Yourself Project exponentially grew through social networking. With the able support of a core group of concerned and socially aware youth & LGBT-MSM professionals and supporters with diverse ideas and preferences, the membership has now grown to almost 100 educators and counselors, and over 500 volunteers nationwide from all sectors of society.

Love Yourself Hub Set To Open on July 8 (v 1.1)

LOVE YOURSELF HUB

The Love Yourself Hub shall embrace the ideals set forth by its parent organization – the Love Yourself Project by reaching out to the community it serves by propagating ideas and practices that encourage loving one's self -- to DARE to be oneself, to CARE for oneself, and to SHARE oneself as a way to multiplying joy.

The Love Yourself Project is the brainchild of Twitter Shorty Awards Nurse of the Year Awardee, Ronivin (Vinn) Garcia Pagtakhan. He was joined by friends who were inspired by the increasing demand and queries by the Youth & LGBT-MSM through social media such as Twitter on STI, HIV, sexuality and gender.

Over a period of one year, The Love Yourself Project exponentially grew through social networking. With the able support of a core group of concerned and socially aware youth & LGBT-MSM professionals and supporters with diverse ideas and preferences, the membership has now grown to almost 100 educators and counselors, and over 500 volunteers nationwide from all sectors of society.




Sunday, June 10, 2012

Loveyourself CONFIDENTIAL

Ready to know your HIV status? 


Come to LoveYourself CONFIDENTIAL -- free and discreet HIV counselling and testing. 

Our caring counselors will be there to guide you through. Everyone is welcome.


Scan the Smart Tag Bar Code or Visit this link for details: http://TinyURL.com/LoveYourselfCONFIDENTIAL

Thursday, June 07, 2012

Loveyourself Hub Now offers

Lovers,

The LoveYourself Hub now offers: Weekend Wellness for Men — free and confidential testing for HIV, Syphilis, Hepa B, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections, in a safe and affirming place for men who like men. Starting June 9, 2012, it is open every Saturday and Sunday, 9 AM to 3 PM. Address for the Love Yourself Hub is 1850 Leon Guinto St., Malate, Manila.

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