Yin-Yang

Yin and Yang was the theme of our Photoshoot that we did last August 6, 2011 right after our educational trip on the “Myth of the Human Body”. For those of my readers who don’t know what Yin and Yang is all about, I’ll give a brief but somehow short introduction. :) The most well-known of Taoist visual symbols is the Yin-Yang symbol. The image consists of a circle divided into two teardrop-shaped halves – one white and the other black. The curves and circles of the Yin-Yang symbol imply a kaleidoscope-like movement. This implied movement represents the ways in which Yin and Yang are mutually-arising, interdependent, and continuously transforming, one into the other. One could not exist without the other, for each contains the essence of the other. Night becomes day, and day becomes night. Birth becomes death, and death becomes birth. We used this concept to produce a simple yet stunning shoot. :) Here are some of the pictures.

On Justin: White Blazer (Dansen), White Button Down (Topman), Black Bow Tie (Thrift), White Denim Pants (Bench)

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In our shoot, I’m portraying Yang which is the white side with the black dot. What’s unique in our shoot is that we did a little twist. :) You’ll find out later on what makes this shoot very unique. Of course, this shoot wouldn’t be complete if I don’t have a co-model which will portray Yin which is the black side with the white dot. I’ll give the introduction of who my co-model is and what he is fond of doing later, but for now, here’s what come out of our shoot with Yin.

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So Guys, I’d like you to meet my co-model, Ryel Medina. :) Ryel is also a blogger, Lookbook-er, photographer, and a Fashion Enthusiast. He is very passionate in his works and I can say that he is really doing well in terms of this industry. He aspires to be a well-known photographer and blogger, and I can truly say that he really have what it takes to be popular and at the same time successful. You could actually check his blog at: ryelmedina.wordpress.com. For the final layouts of the shoot, we had a picture together for the final portraying of the Yin-Yang symbol. :)

I bet you guys are all wondering why we interchanged the setting for both Yin and Yang. Well, that is the twist that I was talking about earlier. :) We put goodness/holiness in chaos or desolation, or in simpler terms, in a place where peace and being holy is prohibited. While we put evil in holiness, or in a place where bad omens are being sanctified. For the finishing touches of the shoot, Yin and Yang had a picture together simply because one could not exist without the other. :) Tell me what you guys think with this shoot by leaving a comment. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned for more! :D

Credits:
Photography/Styling: Carlo Saavedra –
carlomiguel.carbonmade.com; carlomiguel.tumblr.com
Hair Styling: David’s Salon

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