Writing on Air

Writing on Air by Jim Paredes

flashes of light , eagles and more and more like manila

Posted on June 06, 2006 by jimparedes
Out Of The Box!

At last!

After staying in a box for 4 months since we packed it for our move to Sydney, I finally brought out some of my studio lights.I was elated and happy to see that my trusty equipment still worked flawlessly. I still had my background paper rolls of different colors packed and it was too much of a bother to unpack them so decided to just shoot inside the house and use any background I could find. I went for a simple light set-up. I had invited a niece of mine to pose for me at home just to practice my studio photography instincts. And so with a lot of help from my daughter Erica, my very good and just recently employed professional make up artist ( I say this not as her dad. TOTOO!), and my very photogenic model-muse Chinny, I got a few shots going which I wish to share with you.

I did not realize how much I had missed taking studio shots. I really enjoyed myself tonight. And so from here on folks, I am announcing the availability of this photographer to take your photos in my studio or anywhere you wish. For more of my shots, go here. Write me at jim_paredes@yahoo.com for details and appointments.

Blue Eagles In Sydney

Last Saturday night, I had a blast attending a dinner for my family and I hosted by the Ateneo alumni here in Sydney. Eagles of all ages an d from all branches showed up and it was great connecting with all of them. It’s nice to know that there are Ateneans everywhere. Somehow, it makes a foreign country feel more like home. Thanks so much Kate Andres, Dino Crescini, Obet Dionisio and everyone else. My family and I appreciate the hospitality.

More and more like Manila

If everything goes as planned, I will soon be announcing the details of the 1st run of my TAPPING THE CREATIVE UNIVERSE Workshop here in Sydney. This is going to be the 30th run worldwide of this ‘unblocking of creativity’ activity which I totally get into as its creator and facilitator. I am really excited about it.

More and more, I am slowly getting back to doing the things that I loved to do in Manila here in Sydney. I am doing all the creative activities I love–writing, photography, teaching, music, doing workshops. After winter, it will be diving. And oh, did I tell you that APO Danny and Boboy are coming soon and that I will have the pleasure of singing with them in Sydney and Melbourne?


24 to “flashes of light , eagles and more and more like manila”

  1. Via (Manila) says:

    Hi Jim! Noel and I love reading your blog. :) It sounds like you are having a great adventure over there with your family! :)

  2. pepay says:

    ang galing po ng photos niyo!! =) parang pang-magazine.

    matagal ko na rin pong pangarap maka-attend ng creativity classes niyo, hehe..pero sayang ang layo niyo eh. i missed the one in powerplant too!

  3. Anonymous says:

    great shots of chinny!

    its wonderful. para palang lumipat ka lang ng bahay. pareho din ang ginagawa mo dyan.


  4. >ced< says:

    too bad, i heard of your seminars just when you are already in sydney. it would have been a great experience. i hope you don’t mind me sharing, but i’m being sucked out of creativity because of the monotony of everyday life. things become too normal that they no longer inspire me and it is manifested in the way i write and the other things i do. wish i could go to sydney to attend your seminar. anyway, great blog! =)

  5. balikbayan_box says:

    and i thought the model was lara fabregas!

    wow ang galing!

    you and erica are great working together 😉

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hey Jim,

    I have a tip. Another good model
    is right under your nose–Ala ;-0

  7. Doranne says:

    go go go!! UNBLOCK AUSTRALIA!! :) i wonder if they’re blocked in the same way pinoys are :)

  8. Nicole Burbank says:

    Hello Mr. Paredes!
    Just wondering, in your portfolio (amazing photographs btw) there’s a picture of an aboriginal man playing his didgeridoo…
    there’s this saying that aborginals believe photos capture the soul (in a negative way ive always assumed ).. is there a story behind it?

  9. Jim says:

    via–thanks for the visit

    pepay–I may do a run this august but it will be in QC. I will m ake an announcement about it. Hoipe you can come.

    Meiling–Oo nga. Sana lang I can pay then rent with it. ha ha ha.

    ced-I really wish you can attend when I run it this august in manila. Read this blog for announcements.

    balikbayan box. Actually, I was quite surprised at how good erica waqs. I knew she was good but not that good.

    anonymous–getting ala tp pose for me is like pulling teeth. One of these days…

    doranne–those I know are more blocked than many people I know back home. But in a different way

    dirtyvegas–Yes, that was an aboriginal man. Contrary to the story, he sat there to have his picture taken and charged me 10 dollars after!!

  10. Witness Street says:

    Hi, I was browsing randomly when I came across your site. Jim Paredes! Gorgeous photos by the way. Looking forward to your future posts. :)

  11. Anonymous says:

    Galing naman. You and erika could team up for engagement parties, debuts, weddings, etc. here in sydney. siya ang mag me-make up, ikaw ang photos.

    please post details of your coming workshop.

  12. STiNG says:

    hi Jim. i enjoyed watching your photos. “GALING” talaga.

    by the way, sana meron site feed ang blog mo para naman madaling add sa rss feeder ko so that updated ako sa bawat post mo. kung meron naman ano ang URL kasi di ko makita sa site mo.

    goodluck po sa yo at sa iyong family.

  13. Anonymous says:

    anonymous–getting ala tp pose for me is like pulling teeth. One of these days…

    That is the challenge of a good photographer.

    Ala, pagbigyan mo naman si Itay…
    it should be fun. :) Then it will be two talents pit with each other…

  14. Jim says:

    witness street—thanks for the visit. Drop by often.

    sting–sorry but I am not that savvy with my blog. How do I put a site feed or rss?

    anonymous–will post details when ready

  15. Kaye says:

    Why not try doing Bridal Photography as well? Brides here in Oz are willing to pay up to $5000 for wedding photos. Pero ako kuripot ako I only paid $1200 for my photographer, but he was great! And he only worked for like, 3 hours, tapos $1200 na!

  16. Jim says:

    kaye–will get into that too. Soon enough!

  17. STiNG says:

    i’m not that expert too. but i think you can visit blogger.com and check the “settings” option of your blog. you can see there the site feed. click this link and you should be set the published site feed to “yes”. you can see also your site feed URL there.

    i hope this will help. maganda po na ma-set ang option na ito para kami na may rss feeder or reader ay laging updated sa post mo. thanks.

  18. Anonymous says:

    your niece looks soooo much like Rachel Bilson! I thought u’ve gone Hollywood on us :)

  19. chuchay says:

    Hey! My Ninang’s from Sydney too. and funny coz she asked me to look for a minus one or a karaoke of your song “Handog ng Pilipino sa Mundo”. I dunno If she knows that you’re there! Hahahaha!

  20. ghee says:

    hello!I`ve never known that you are also a great photographer pala!

    napakatalented nyo pala..

    tc po with your family :)

  21. JriDDles says:


    when are you set to visit melbourne?

  22. Jim says:

    Sting–I did what you suggested. Dores it work?

    jrifddles–APO will perform in Melbourne on Aug. 4.

    Anonymous, ghee–thanks.

    Chuchay–huli sa baliota yung tita mo.

  23. STiNG says:

    hi jim, congratulations for passing the driving test.

    about the site feed, it’s still not showing on your blog. i think the best is send me the site feed URL link. you can see this in settings option and then the site feed portion. you can see there your site feed URL link. i hope this is not much trouble to you i just wanted to be updated on your every post.

    thanks again.

  24. Mon says:

    great to hear Jim!
    regards kay Lydia, Buboy, Danny and Butch and Beta when you see them.

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