Recently I have been going crazy over the work of Filipino photographers MangoRED. So much so, that not only have I shared their work on Rock 'n Roll Bride, but on another site I have written for recently, Bridal Soup. And now, I want share it with you too. I really want to spread the word about these amazingly talented guys! Just call me their personal blogging PA!
Their style and flair for light and texture is like nothing I’ve seen from any other photographers I’ve found.
They say:Our vision is based on principles of openness, directness, irreverence, democracy and a dislike of institutions and pretensions.
We’re always looking for the culturally relevant work and staying current with the hive mind. It’s intuitive, a lot of it. We think it’s just experiencing how far you can keep your mind open on a daily basis, and paying attention.
We’d like to describe our work as a tickle in your brain...it’s not just the quality of the idea, it’s the quality of the execution, the finish. the unique spin in colors, the lines, perspective..when these elements align, they create a visual perfume.
We believe that no matter how monstrous your talent, no matter your adeptness with concepts, your adroitness with words, with pictures, no matter how much you have learned from all the creative masters who have gone before you, it will mean nothing - no, it will mean less than nothing - if you do not love your work with all its pain and glory. .every last sweet and sour moment of it - the late nights, the lost Sundays.
We love it all. Embrace it all. Suck it all in and let it shape and form us into something amazing, something with depth and breadth and subtle variations in texture and color, the likes of which we’ve never seen.
We love what we do..the highs and lows and weave it all into what we are, and what we are to become. Inspiring us to work harder and longer and smarter than we did the day before.
It really is impossible for me to choose just one of their amazing weddings or engagement sessions (and these really are all real couples and real weddings! I know, I thought they were taken straight out of a Vogue photo shoots too!)…so I hope you’ll forgive me if I put together a selection of some of my favourite images from their vast repertoire of brilliance! For the full sets of these photographs, please come visit me here.
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Kat is a 24 year old wedding obsessive and blogger from Reading, UK. For more posts like this, kooky real wedding inspiration and general wedding greatness, come check her out at http://www.rocknrollbride.com