The author Mark Cooper said, “Life has no remote. Get up and change it yourself.” My closest friends are well aware of my admittedly self-absorbed fantasy that my life is actually a TV show. I’ve always thought that my existence is so interesting and adventure-filled (and it is) that there are hidden cameras everywhere ready […]Read more "What A Feeling"
My iPhone starts blaring U2’s Beautiful Day at 3:45 AM. It’s supposed to be telling me to wake up. But I’ve beaten it by a good twenty minutes yet again. I take a quick shower, brush my teeth (and tits) and apply my moisturizer and sunscreen. Senna Enna’s roosters haven’t even started crowing but here […]Read more "Playing with Fire"
Death and taxes. They always say that nothing in this world is certain but those two. But looking back at some of my old photos, I would like to add bad haircuts to this very short list. Hello, I am Victor Platon and I will be your Grief Counselor-in-Chief. “What makes you qualified for this […]Read more "How to Grieve the Loss of a Parent"
We sailed over seas Searching for the missing key Unlock a new world harmony Climb the highest mountain range Then we took the longest train Looking for our perfect refrain I hear voices beneath the sky Bali, Indonesia | April 23 – May 1, 2017 © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his […]Read more "Shake Bali Bali Dancer"
The Manila Dragons. A whole lotta fire. A whole lotta water. A whole lotta heart. Photography: JL JAVIER Producer: VICTOR PLATON & PAOLO LORENZANA Creative Associate: BEA FAICOL Special thanks to GELO CIMAGALA and ERIC BANE of the MANILA DRAGONS. © 2017 Victor John Platon All Rights Reserved. Follow Victor John on his social media accounts Facebook: […]Read more "We Breathe Fire on the Water"
Photography: SHAIRA LUNA Creative Direction: SHAIRA LUNA Producer: VICTOR PLATON Styling: VICTOR PLATON Models: EBOY FERNANDEZ, JOX GONZALES, VICTOR PLATON Shot on location at The Ramon Magsaysay CenterRead more "of_pastels_& _periwinkles.png"
A couple of weeks ago, we were shooting Episodes 1 and 2 of Team Magazine’s landmark online series about the lives of young gay men in Manila, Hanging Out. After over ten hours of shooting, I found myself playing a game of Random Questions with some of the talented young adults we were working with. […]Read more "Annus"