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My original plan was to place Heather in the middle of a huge crowd and just make her stand there and stand out. I thought it was easy because her outfit is just different from everyone else's, plus she looks amazing. The black fabric is a perfect contrast to her fair skin tone. That seemed simple... until we tried it. It turned out that my ambitious attempt to let her wear an all-black "abaya" made people over-react and move away each time Heather tried to come close. I guess the idea of a pretty young lady wearing an all-black Muslim outfit still makes Filipino stereotypes freak out a little bit. Heather was really sick at that time, which was not okay, because she's my model; but still okay because I was able to make use of that natural "sick" look that came from her eyes.

These shots were taken photowalk style at LRT Station 2 (where I had a problem holding my camera still -- you know how shaky Metro Train Stations are); Greenbelt (where the guards were too busy to even notice, and the people were too scared to come close); and inside the cab that took us to the mall (yeah, the precious taxi Heather threw up in).

Special thanks to Heather for being sick yet professional (hehe), Heather's mom for her all out love and support, Ehmjay Bornales and Don Cristobal for making Heather look more stunning than she naturally is.

NIKON D70048mmF/81/30secISO-500
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