“My name is Paolo Lago and I was born and raised in the Philippines. I moved out here from PHL about 4 years ago. I started taking photos when I was in high school. Fast forward less than a year after I moved here from PHL I met Ryan who got me into shooting film. After a couple of months of saving I bought a Leica and everything started from there. I shot street but documentary style at first. Coming from a third world country, everything that I was seeing was new to me and I think shooting it with film made me appreciate it even more. Trying to capture and freeze a moment or emotion/s in 36 frames was kinda challenging but felt very rewarding every time I would see my photos come alive when I process them. My curiosity grew and I started shooting other formats and styles. Now I kind of shoot everything but I’m mostly interested in street style fashion-portraits. You would see me on Broadway and Prince on my free time and Fashion week hustling for fit pics."
Paolo is a member of the @barangaybois who has been slaying the game in film. He will be showcasing June 22nd