I am Mark Alexis Alaban, 18 years young. I currently live in Tanza Gua, Roxas City. I’m a third year student of the College of Business Management and Accountancy, taking Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, studying in Colegio de la Purisima Concepcion.
I was born in a small town of Tanza Gua and was a farm field behind my house. I spent most of my time playing outside with the neighborhood children. In my family, I have one brother who is eleven years older than me. I really appreciate the fact that I have a stay at home mother and father. It was nice to come home to a house that was not empty. My dad is a government employee and my mom is a plain house wife.
For over 18 years I have been passionate about taking pictures. It’s been my hobby and pastime. Now, I have decided to create my own corner of cyberspace to share my love of photography. My childhood consisted of a fascination of watching the environment and that's how I love to spend my time to take a snapshots. Photography is my complete existence. I spend countless hours looking at every book and image. There is nothing in my life except photography. We all have creative abilities; I was raised with no exposure to art and grew up believing that I had no talent. As for processing, I spend hours on each image until I am happy with the results.
I didn't set out to be a photographer. It just kind of happened. What I can tell you are that I really love what I do and I spend a lot of time refining, perfecting and even obsessing over my work. It is a passion. I relish the opportunity of being at one with my surroundings and aim to capture the wonderful world around me. I love nature, I find beauty in everyday things and I enjoy. I think a photography class should be a requirement in all educational programs because it makes you see the world rather than just look at it. To capture memories that will last a lifetime even if you may not.
I spent half of my life thinking that a camera...
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