Harold Ong

Cebu, Philippines

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My passion is creating art by using both analog and digital photographic processes. Since my childhood, I have always carried a film camera with me wherever I venture to. I document distinct moments; as I go along, I observe how my viewers respond to my work with a smile and compliments which leaves me to believe that I am creating something that inspires. My aim is to express the true character of each moment I capture whether it be one of culture, street photography, or a landscape.
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ag_artist_statement : I have a passion of creating art through shooting film and digital photographs. Since my childhood days I grew up carrying a film camera. Not only can I capture moments but I can create art with a natural ability that comes through me be it with a pen, a camera or even tools. As I go along, I can see that people would smile at my work and compliment it and by doing this I do believe I’m creating art that can inspire people. I always aim to express a true representation of the moment I am capturing be it culture, street photography or the landscape.
ag_biography : Harold Badilles has long possessed the unique talent of being able to capture the natural world and translate it into an art form. Specializing in digital photographic processes, his work offers a true manifestation of the moments he photographs. His natural artistic ability yields painterly photographs that are rich in color, and his intentional use of space and proportions results in balanced pieces. At first glance, his work evokes a mystery that shifts to eventual understanding and appreciation of his subjects; succeeding in honestly representing how people in other cultures experience daily life, as well as inspiring contemplation amongst his viewers. Badilles researches photographic trends, as well as tests new equipment and strategies, in order to keep his work current. Each of his photographs is a representation of what he sees and, more recently, what he believes others may see. This shift in perspective allows him to view his subjects through a different lens and expand upon his skills. Capturing a fleeting, inimitable moment, and preserving it for all to see and share, is an art in and of itself that Badilles has mastered.
ag_influences : Firstly, my father who use to shoot film in the olden days inspired me to start my photography interest. Second, my good friend, Billy Mondenedo a 2-time master photographer who launched a book called “Pride of Cebu” published in 2007 which was launched in Philippines, San Francisco and New York. He has recently collaborated with the National Museum of the Philippines together with a National artist and this art piece was considered as the most expensive artwork sold in the Philippines. Lastly, my beautiful and supportive wife, April, who travels with me and inspires me to create beautiful art.
ag_awards : AWARDS Photographer of the Year Federation of the Philippines Photographer Foundation 2017 | 8th Place Cebu Images Camera Club 2015 | 2nd Place 2017 | 3rd Place 2019 | 8th Plce Travel Photography Society 2018 | Shortlisted in Fashion Category 2017 | Shortlisted in Landscape Grand Sinulog Festival Photography Contest 2017 | 2nd Place 2018 | 7th Place 2020 | 5th Place
ag_exhibitions : Travel Photography Society Exhibited in the FASHION Category 2018 Exhibited in the LANDSCAPE Category 2017
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Harold Badilles has long possessed the unique talent of being able to capture the natural world and translate it into an art form. Specializing in digital photographic processes, his work offers a true manifestation of the moments he photographs. His natural artistic ability yields painterly photographs that are rich in color, and his intentional use of space and proportions results in balanced pieces. At first glance, his work evokes a mystery that shifts to eventual understanding and appreciation of his subjects; succeeding in honestly representing how people in other cultures experience daily life, as well as inspiring contemplation amongst his viewers.

Badilles researches photographic trends, as well as tests new equipment and strategies, in order to keep his work current. Each of his photographs is a representation of what he sees and, more recently, what he believes others may see. This shift in perspective allows him to view his subjects through a different lens and expand upon his skills. Capturing a fleeting, inimitable moment, and preserving it for all to see and share, is an art in and of itself that Badilles has mastered.


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ag_rep_begin_date : 02/18/2020
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