It is hot. It is hot. It is hot to the nth level here in Dubai and I tried my best to look easy under the heat. Here I found salvation from ZARA summer collection. Its linen shirt with Mao collar for AED 195. See from the photo below, I am still sweating over the linen shirt. Same shoes from Bershka, my favorite shoe going to work. Pants from H&M. Post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: Zara online and my own photos taken by my self. Advertisements
I’ve never seen a rainbow here in Dubai, UAE. Not sure if the nature forbid itself to show a beautiful spectrum of light over the desert or its just not possible in this kind of climate. I guess I really miss San Pedro, Laguna my luscious green hilly home town where you can find the rainbow after the rain or in the orange afternoon. I found a new rendition of my favorite song. A song very close to my hearth, a song I’ve sung a hundred times… Somewhere Over the Rainbow. Here I am sharing the beautiful music. The instrumental rendition by The Piano Guys. Here below is the original version by Judy Garland from Wizard of Oz. I hope you’ll enjoy the music from The Piano Guys like I do and support them by buying the music online. Post by: John Robert Ramos Image Credit: My own altered photo of rainbow in Deira, Dubai.
MEN’S FASHION: Lucky Stripes Sailor striped tees are always classic. Casual, hi-street and even semi formal, these stripes will always draw attention just like the pedestrian lane. Remember that striped shirt can broaden your shoulders and torso. Spring-Summer 2012 trending collection from all hi-street fashion brand like H&M, Reiss, River Island and a lot more brands. Here are my stuff. (1)Fine Stripes T-Shirt w/pocket from River Island, $30. (2) Blue Sailor stripes w/pocket from River Island, $30. (3) B/W Stripes Tees from H&M $25 Get it from River Island but I guess it is finish. Striped T-Shirt from River Island, $30 Buy this at Fred Perry, Dubai Mall or Deira City Centre, $30 or online. Striped T-Shirt from Namshi.com, Selected Homme collection for AED105. Pay by credit card or cash on delivery. As I’ve said, you can wear it under your blazer or sport jacket and make statement like my favorite 500 Days of Summer actor Joseph Gordon-Levit. His Tweed Sport Jacket from H&M, $129. Thats all folks! Posted by: John Robert Ramos Image credit: My …
MEN’S FASHION: Sunny Sunny Day. One regular saturday walk in a breezy white tank top and easy flats. SHORTS, TOPMAN, in TOPMAN SHORTS WHITE TANK TOP, $20, THREADLESS, THREADLESS.COM, in TOPS TAN LEATHER STRAP RUCKSACK, $195, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND BAGS FABRIC SHOE, $40, BERSHKA, in FLATS BROWN TORT RETRO SUNGLASSES, RIVER ISLAND, in RIVER ISLAND EYEWEAR Lets all look fresh and easy.
FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY: Spring Prints Pattern and prints are the trends this season. Once again, my self as the model, my own clothes; Rayban classic aviator glasses, Gray blazer from H&M, v-neck white shirt from Topman and printed short short pants from Splash. Photo by my tripod and lighting by the sun. Location at the backyard balcony. No make-up. Contrast is the key for a balanced look. Plain tops + Patterned bottom match with plain shoes or patterned.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Prenuptial photo shoot for a friend of mine Subert & Anna. This is my first art direction attempt for prenuptial photography. I manage to select all details, setting, location, wardrobe, props & set-ups, effects, gestures and emotions. The final product look authentic. Awesome for the first time hit. This is only possible with the help of our friends. We had fun while doing this. Watch the video:
Art Direction and Photography by John Robert Ramos The Cable guy as he jump from roof top to roof top.
Art Direction and Photography: John Robert Ramos
Tick tock, tick tock, the old clock talks. I hear it all night long. Counting every seconds. Tick tock, tick tocks… and goes on.
PHOTOGRAPHY: The Adventure & Misadventure of Gingerbread Man: A True Life Story. From oven to his grave. Follow the happy but cruel life journey of a yummy creature whos life is always at stake.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Dusk The day I gave up my frustration for violin. Art direction by John Robert Ramos. No one else. Lights: Natural from the sun. Dusk- The beginning of darkness… in the evening. I took this photo before my violin said “no”. Broke my heart by a broken string.. Here I accidentally made a movie scene photography. I went home after work, I saw that light coming from my window. I knew it was waiting to be taken a photo. Just like what I quoted before, “Photograpy is a gift of light”. Rare opportunity. Some croppings but no photoshop alteration.
New building, new neighborhood, new space, new view, new chairs, new background for my shoots. I relocated at TECOM, Dubai where there is a Metro station at the foot of my building (awesome). Great view from the 25th floor overseing Dubai Internet City, Media City, Jumeira Lakes Towers, The Palm and sands storm mostly.
The Whole World at Kinokuniya Book Store. (Dubai Mall) I guess the title of this blog post tells everything about what is inside the store and why I love to be there. The place is unlimited. Friday(17 June): Spending the gift voucher I had as a prize. I bought the Yotsuba 2 & 3 and design related books. I found solace in that place while browsing and reading.
INSIDE JOB: Poster and copywrite by John Robert Ramos, Q Bahrain Opening Creatives.
PHOTOGRAPHY:Hard Model/Stylist/Concept: John Robert Ramos, Photographer: Kelvin Abuyan My new hair, new look… needs a new mug shot that compliments my new style.
PHOTOGRAPHY: Anne Model: Anne Babas, Stylist/Concept/Photographer: John Robert Ramos A perfect sweet and innocent smile… but she’s not 16. Wearing a perfect summer dress in a perfect weather for daylight photography.
February 5, 2011, Saturday. Taking advantage of the cool nice weather in UAE. From Dubai taking a bus ride from Al Ghubaiba Station to Al Ain town center took two hours and another 20 minutes taxi ride going to the zoo. Traveling alone with my camera as usual. Its been a long time since I went to visit wild animals triggered by an inspiring african wildlife photo that I have seen from a local newspaper. Then I said, “I have to be in that picture”. So here they are. Almost like a wild safari tour in Africa. I love the feeling inside the zoo, I love the connection with these rare animals. One day they will be gone but hopefully not. The wild under construction: You can visit Al Ain zoo website http://www.awpr.ae to find more interesting information about the Wild.
One friday morning.. at fish market, Corniche, Deira, Dubai. I found the birds sunbathing at the roof of a smelly fish market.. Chasing sunshine… facing the sun. Lovely birds made my day so great.
Go! Stop Its been so long since I spoted the sun rising and not a single photo ’till then. And all this time its always the sun setling down. The lonely mediterranean sun gracing the horizon with marmalade sky Like a brave tears slowly flowing down, leaving everyone to darkness. Watching the sun subsides in troubled streets gives you a feeling of patience. Leaving us all the promise of a new day ahead.