Princess Apple Sinchongco, our in-house Graphic Designer and creative powerhouse is giving us a sneak peek into her love affair with photography.
Princess remembers the first time she held a camera all the way back when she was in high school. “It was my mom’s old camera; you know those ancient ones with film. I started taking pictures of my cousins and I was hooked from that moment,” she said. “I only started taking photography seriously though in 2007, when my friend encouraged me to join a Filipino Photography Club in Bahrain,” continued Princess. “I started participating in workshops and exhibitions. Shortly after, I was sucked into the world of event and fashion photography,” she explained. “I loved it and I still do but I’m a self-taught photographer and I still learn new things especially from my husband who was basically my photography mentor from the start!”
Princess is really happy that photography is part of her work and she’s been having weekly photoshoots in our restaurants. Her work for Delilah’s is now featured on Talabat and her amazing food shots are uploaded on the La Vinoteca Barcelona and Café Amsterdam social media channels. "I love that photography is part of my job. I must admit it’s not easy and food photography especially is challenging. At the end of the day, you need to have the patience and drive for whatever it is that you want to do!" Princess shared.
Princess is a self-professed gadget geek, "technology is always changing, it’s all about staying up to date with the latest technology…I just love gadgets! I just got a new lens together with my husband and I’ve been so obsessed with it."
Princess’ advice for those who are interested in photography, or pursing anything else for a fact is to "just do it".
View some of her portraits including her personal favourite titled ‘Smiling Camel’.