GEROME SORIANO

Gerome believes in thinking differently, in trying the untried and in accomplishing what is thought to be impossible. He does this by pursuing projects that are technically difficult and executing them well. He produces art objects as a way of sharing the experience and sustaining the practice.

Kite Aerial Photographer
born November 28, 1990
lives in Manila City, Philippines
graduate of University of Santo Tomas- College of Fine Arts and Design major in Advertising Arts- March 2012


CV

Exhbitions

Push It: Outstanding Thesis Exhibit 2012, Beato Angelico Gallery, Sampaloc, Manila

Awards

UST - College of Fine Arts and Design -  major in Advertising - batch 2011-2012 - Best Thesis Awardee for Photography Exhibit and Catalogue Design Thesis entitled "Windy Conversations: Between Camera and Kites"

Behance Philippines portfolio review - 98b - Recipient of Behance Appreciation Award for photography category - review conducted by Veejay Villafranca

Installations

98b ESC Projects - Windy Conversations: Between Cameras and Kites installation

ESC project - Future Market @ Transitio 1945 - Fort Santiago, Intramuros, Manila

Publications

Kite Aerial Photography: A Bird's eye view of Pictures of the World Below by Randy Urlanda in Manila Bulletin's Panorama Sunday magazine August 7, 2011

Camera Geek TV Episode 5 interview

The Art of Kite Aerial Photography by Cecila Angeles in Manila Bulletin's Picture Perfect July 26, 2011

Streetkonnect.com interview by Angely Chi

Solar Daybreak Artist of the Week October 21-25,2013: http://www.solarnews.ph/lifestyle/2013/10/25/artist-of-the-week-gerome-soriano1#.U2AmsoGSw8k

Slate Planner 2014, Looking Up No. 7, Kite Aerial Photography: http://slateplanner.com/2014/04/05/artist-quick-draw-march-gerome-soriano/



His work has already been featured in:



He was also part of the Push It: Outstanding Thesis Exhibit 2012. The Best Thesis Exhibit of UST-College of Fine Arts and Design major in Advertising batch 2012. Held at Beato Angelico Gallery, Sampaloc, Manila.


And was also awarded the Most Appreciated Presentation at the Behance Portfolio Review Manila November 2012. Held at 98b, Escolta.



 


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Picavet Suspension

My name is Gerome Soriano and I am the Greatest Kite Aerial Photographer of the Philippines.

I have been doing kite aerial photography since 2011 when I did it for my college thesis at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design.

Now my challenge is to capture kite aerial photographs of the wonderful places and people from all around the Philippines :)

To invite more Filipinos to join me in practicing kite aerial photography.

And to rekindle the Filipino tradition of kite-flying :)

Now I am going to teach you what we use to keep the camera rig aligned to the horizon.

My Picavet Suspension the cross shape metal on the lower right of the image.

"Over a century ago M. A. Batut's kite aerial photography apparatus involved a camera attached directly to the kite. By 1906 George Lawrence was suspending the camera from his kite line (cable) well below his train of kites. Separating the camera from the kite reduces camera motion and thus lessens blur in the image. By 1912 Pierre L. Picavet was describing a cross-shaped suspension we now call the Picavet. It involved a rigid cross suspended below the kite line with each of the cross' four ends connected to two attachments on the kite line. The line providing these connections is a continuous loop. Its attachment to the kiteline and Picavet cross sometimes involves pulleys. The result is a nominally self-leveling platform that resists a turning moment (as in the camera cradle rotating below it.)"


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Inspiration: Kite Aerial Photographer Nicolas Chorier

My name is Gerome Soriano and I am the Greatest Kite Aerial Photographer of the Philippines.

I have been doing kite aerial photography since 2011 when I did it for my college thesis at the University of Santo Tomas College of Fine Arts and Design.

Now my challenge is to capture kite aerial photographs of the wonderful places and people from all around the Philippines :)

To invite more Filipinos to join me in practicing kite aerial photography.

And to rekindle the Filipino tradition of kite-flying :)

Now I am going to share to you one of the most inspiring kite aerial photographers out there :) 

http://nicopix.zenfolio.com/


"Nicolas Chorier is a professional photographer, specialised, for the last 15 years, in Kite Aerial Photography, the only real eco-friendly aerial photography. 

A few square feet of fabric, a touch of technical know-how, a whiff of breeze, and lo, there is birdy on the remote. These photographs challenge one’s sense of orientation and perspective, play with textures and graphics, and provide a close view of the world from an unusual angle.

Specially designed for, his kites lift professional still cameras, or HD video cameras, depending on the application.
The camera is mounted on a small craddle, hanged on the line under the kite. The craddle is fully radio-remoted, can be aiming in all directions.
A video link air-to-ground sends a signal which provides real-time monitoring on a portable TV screen, for an accurate framing.
Easy to set, non-polluting, non-intrusive, it's possible to remain stationnary over a site for a few hours, thus offering the guarantee of a successfull high-quality job.
The camera can be lifted up to 250 meters, even though low altitudes are often more interesting.
The kites’ precision and potential provide an exciting, cost effective, and innovating solution for any type of aerial captation, from the ground or from a boat in motion, like tracking smoking vessels or wild life, as well as coastal survey.

It's the simplest way to carry an aerial platform anywhere in the world, with no hassle due to administration procedures, energy logistic...
It all fits in a couple of regular cases, and can be operational in 10 minutes time."



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