Thomasian lensman mounts Philippine landscape photo exhibit

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THOMASIAN lensman Paul Quiambao exhibited his landscape photographs for the first time in “The Inner Landscape,” held last Nov. 4 at the Vetro Art Gallery in Quezon City.

Quiambao joined five other photographers in the exhibit, showcasing his style in producing sharp and edgy images.

“I want to establish and elevate the Philippine landscape through my photographs. Gusto kong maiparating sa kapwa ko Pilipino na, “This is the Philippines. Ito `yung hindi niyo nakikita,”  Quiambao told the Varsitarian in an interview.

Quiambao’s images from his world travels were also featured in the exhibit.

“Isolation,” “Emptiness,” and “Quintessence” capture the grandeur of the mountainous Alpine region, while “Happeeness” depicts the French Alps, shot with a brownish-orange overtone.

Quiambao said the exhibited images reflected his personal growth and journey as a photographer.

“These peaks are just a fragment of the bigger and grander picture. It made me feel small standing there, but it humbled me enough.”

An architecture alumnus, Quiambao was the Varsitarian’s chief photographer from 2010 to 2012.

He also served as the official photographer during UST’s Quadricentennial celebration in 2011.

Quiambao founded Fotomasino, the University’s photography guild.

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