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JP Talapian: Profile + Interview

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JP Talapian: Profile


Full name

JP Talapian



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Iloilo, Philippines

Where you live now? (city, country)

Manila, Philippines

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

My dad is from Boracay, Philippines, and my mom is from Iloilo, Philippines

First Language?

Ilonggo & Aklanon

What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

An art student struggling to be a fashion photographer

How long have you been doing it?

Almost 7 Years and I’m still using my first camera!

Fav Song

Changes from time to time but currently digging Troye Sivan’s WILD

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

My taste in music is eclectic but you can never go wrong with Childish Gambino!

Fav Movie

2001: A Space Odyssey

Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo DiCaprio!

Fav Clothing brand

A lot but on a regular basis I wear Zara or Topman.

Fav Artist (in any art form)

Jesse Kanda, Steven Klein, & Daniel Sannwald

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play




JP Talapian: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

Fashion and Art, Music

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

Secret geek in almost every way - arts, fashion, photography, film and music!

Why do you do what you do?

I don’t know. Maybe there’s a fire in the thing I do that keeps me doing it, something abstract, something constant – it’s doing what I love.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

I’ve been inspired by my friends who took photos too way back in highschool. So I bought my first camera when I was in my junior year and haven’t stopped shooting and shooting since then. There’s something in photography where you can create your own fantasy, a story you can tell and live it in the image by just having a look at it.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

It’s always hard to start young, but you need to make your way up to be there on top.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I easily get inspired by almost anything! Anything that is beautiful or quite weird, anything that is different or something we see from a day to day basis. Something like a leaf or just the water – there’s a thing in me that strives to see what is beautiful in such weird places in order to keep up my creative process.

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Don’t compromise your talents and don’t be late, if you think you’re gonna be late tell your boss a day or two! HAHA!

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Got a few small gigs from a local clothing brand and trying to finish my portfolio.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Patience, Personality and Hardwork.  Don’t stop doing what you love and keep learning new things.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

Thank you for having me here!





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