Brush&Shutter: The Art of Giving

I am so fortunate to be a member of a Christian community with a pool of creative individuals alike. And that I was commissioned to art direct and design the Brush & Shutter book for the benefit of our less fortunate brethren and fellow Filipino.  Thanks be to God for the gift of talent, and to the people behind these magnificent undertaking, namely, Brother Eli Soriano and Kuya Daniel Razon.

Cover photo: Daniel S. Razon; Brush&Shutter masthead design: Lester Lazarte; Book art direction and design: Jocas A. See for  ACID Design & Communications

Cover photo: Daniel S. Razon; Brush&Shutter masthead design: Lester Lazarte; Book art direction and design: Jocas A. See for ACID Design & Communications

Excerpt from the Brush&Shutter preface:

“Ideas for this collaborative art book were conceived with the help of the Almighty and by taking after the good examples set by Bro. Eliseo F. Soriano and Kuya Daniel S. Razon with the free services they have started. The artworks contained in this book are from the exhibit, Brush and Shutter, which was the response of participating painters to Kuya Daniel Razon’s Isang Araw Lang (Just One Day) campaign that encourages people to share even just one day in helping others. The beneficiaries for this art event are the students under Kamanggagawa Foundation’s Free College Education Program that covers not only tuition fees but even the basic needs of scholars with its free meals, uniforms and books.

People often wonder what doing good would give in return-it is that sense of fulfillment that you had performed your purpose of being created which is to do good to others. Similar to the sun that exists to give out generously its heat and contentedly bid farewell to let the world sleep. Like the white bloom in its entire splendor, humbly acknowledges that she was designed to bear her gold pollen crown in honor of her Creator. Just as butterflies flutter their graceful wings thankful for their worthwhile albeit short existence, man pays tribute to the Almighty in doing good to other people.

This book not only shows Kuya Daniel Razon’s photography concepts on beauty and grace in splendid harmony rendered in painting; this book features — the Art of Giving.”

(Left page artwork) Title: Ibex Artist: Jovert Aguilar, Inset photo: Daniel S. Razon; (Right page artwork) Title: You Needed Me, Artist: Brando Bati, Inset photo: Daniel S. Razon; Page layout and design: Jocas A. See for  ACID Design & Communications

(Left page artwork) Title: Ibex Artist: Jovert Aguilar, Inset photo: Daniel S. Razon; (Right page artwork) Title: You Needed Me, Artist: Brando Bati, Inset photo: Daniel S. Razon; Page layout and design: Jocas A. See for ACID Design & Communications

Artwork title: The Symphony of Birthing, Artist: Gerry Joquico; Page layout and design: Jocas A. See for ACID Design & Communications

Artwork title: The Symphony of Birthing, Artist: Gerry Joquico; Page layout and design: Jocas A. See for ACID Design & Communications

For Brush&Shutter book subscription or any artwork inquiries, please call:
TALA GALLERY
100, Scout De Guia St. (nr. Tomas Morato),  Kamuning, Quezon City
Philippines 1103
Tel.: [+632] 441 1267
Mobile: [+63917] 606 3222
E-mail: info@talagallery.com.ph
URL: http://www.talagallery.com.ph

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About battlefield_man

Jocas A. See. Visual journalist. Visual communication designer. And a casual tourist

2 comments

  1. it’s a nice collaboration and even nicer to be part of something na may deeper social relevance. the mix of photography and painting is also intriguing. kudos bro!

    • battlefieldman

      @ Lagalog: Thanks so much, bro. It is indeed fulfilling, both spiritually and morally, to be part of something relevant especially nowadays. More of our fellow Filipinos are deeply in need of our assistance, may it be financial or in any kind. Again, thank you.

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