He lives by his maxim “carpe diem”. Born in the sunny city of Manila, Bjorn is a twenty year-old fashion photographer, creator of fashion site Beyond Manila and junior scholar taking up Multimedia Arts in De La Salle – College of Saint Benilde. Photography has been his passion ever since a kid. From being the president of his high school La Salle Green Hills’s photography club to placing fourth in the local reality show MEGA Fashion Crew in the photographer category, he has definitely achieved so much at a very young age. He got exposed to the fashion industry through modeling. Since then, he started working behind the lens more than in front of it. His personal style and photography became his two outlets of expressing himself and social media paved way for his prominence in the industry and success so far as a professional. Because of these two, he has been featured and has contributed to numerous magazines, broadsheets, and online fashion media sites like Meg, Garage, Chalk, Status, Flique and Manila Bulletin. His blog paved way to more opportunities and collaborations with big retail brands in the Philippines like OXYGEN and SM Mens Fashion. Currently, he is the photographer for SM Youth. He is one of the few who started early in pursuing one’s passion in life and is very proud of it. He wants to be one of the most successful photographers in the Philippines and by carrying Manila in his name, be recognized internationally someday. For now, he lives day-by-day doing the best that he can to express himself through this medium called photography.
“The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” –Mitch Albom