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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Inspiration: Kite Aerial Photographer Cris Benton


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 the video that got me into kite aerial photography :)






The video that started it all!

This is the video that convinced me that kite aerial photography is possible, awesome and would be super fun to do :)


Chris Benton's site fully dedicated to kite aerial photography :)

Some of Chris' work

still trying to find something similar to the colored waters here in the Philippines :) Do let me know if you know where those wonderful waters exist :)

"Using a kite to fly a radio-controlled camera up to 300 feet above South Bay salt evaporation ponds, Cris Benton takes starkly beautiful aerial photographs that highlight one of the greatest landscape transformations underway in America.
Benton will present his photographs of this otherworldly landscape and sign copies of his book, Saltscapes: The Kite Aerial Photography of Cris Benton (Heyday 2013). Restoration ecologist John Bourgeois will discuss the science and politics behind the massive South Bay Salt Pond Restoration Project, which is converting more than 15,000 acres of commercial salt ponds back into tidal marshes and mudflats. A conversation between Benton and Bourgeois will follow their presentations as well as an audience Q&A."

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Radio Transmitter

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 what I use to control the camera rig from afar.





This awesome 7 channel radio transmitter is the one I use now :)

I bought this one from http://www.lowdoghobby.net/




This radio transmitter or remote control was meant to be used for remote-controlled helicopters and other remote-controlled replicas.

But this one I appropriated for kite aerial photography to control my rig.

The left stick up and down for the pan left and pan right.

The right stick left and right for the tilt up and tilt down.

Then the right switch above the transmitter for the shutter :)



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