A Shoot For Hope

A charity shoot event led by Mr. Anthony Mendoza Barlan and fellow Filipino photographers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia was organized  last November 23, 2013. It was a collaborative effort from all who participated. From models, photographers, makeup artists, fashion designers and assistants. The event was considered a huge success for the photography community and to the people who are directly benefited for this charity shoot.

The beneficiaries for this event were the people of Coron Palawan in the Philippines who were also greatly damaged by typhoon Haiyan. As a short background, the Province of Palawan has some world class white beaches and marine ecosystems that are considered to be favorite destinations for tourists around the world, a perfect paradise.

The event was participated by photographers from Singapore and  Malaysia local photographers. Although there was a big event that was also happening that time, some made it to join the shoot and we are very thankful to all who participated. Those who were not able to make it to the event, as far as Australia, and other friends of friends that were informed about the event donated for the event and we are thanking the donors too.

 Photo by: John Pahang
Photo by: John Pahang
“Shoot For Hope” models and the people responsible for hair and makeup and outfits Photo by: John Pahang

The Kuala Lumpur Lake Gardens was the perfect location. It was vast with variety of mini locations and diversified backgrounds to shoot from. It started early and ended as we expect it to end and the participating photographers were delighted to capture more photos than what they need as they had plenty of time shooting each model.

Behind-the-Scenes photos

Photos by: E Jacqui Chan, Jay Fuerzas Gonzales, Van Ligutom , Bobong Lattif

It is wonderful how photography can bring individuals to come up with something to contribute for other people.

It just shows that whatever it may be that each of us are involved into, may it be our passion, work or even business, we can do something to help those who are in need. Once again we thank those who donated and participated the event.

Check out the official Facebook event page calendar for more details about this event. Photos of the models and others are also posted.

The Filipino photographers in Kuala Lumpur led by Mr. Anthony Barlan among with other organizations received a certificate of appreciation from the Philippine Embassy itself handed by the Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia, His Excellency Eduardo Malaya last December 9, 2013 .

Photos by Jay Gonzales Fuerzas

We thank the organizers Anthony Mendoza Barlan ,Bobong Abdul LatifLolit Whorlow, Jay Gonzales Fuerzas, Van Ambruce Ligutom, Annie Radley, Roy Alvin Magboo, Jonnel Maguigad and Rajohn Pahang .

Special thanks to those who helped: Desiree Almazan, Erania Rueda, Kristopher etc.


Isabel Katrina Morales

Nehemia Liew

Sonia Ashwini

Ligaya Fenton

Daisy June

Charlene Chai

Michelle Teh

Sandra Anginette Simon

Kate Viray

Hair and Makeup :

Carrie Moral

Babyuko Hanagata

Montero Moral

Grace Gadin

Sharmaine Macalinga

Jospher Obispo

Max Galunza

Fashion Designer & Stylist:

Raymund Sarmiento

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