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Edwin S. Loyola

Edwin S. Loyola
Photographer and Artist

E-Images Photography and Design
Manila, Philippines

Arab House of Advertising
Sultanate of Oman

Manila Philippines

Book Published / Layout and Design
The Gifts / Edwin Loyola Collection
The Magic of Available Light : Still Life
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Major Awards and Exhibitions
2004 / 2005 / 2006 / 2007
Framed Shots Camera Club

Winner - 2004 National Geographic Channel Photo Contest

FPPF-PhotoCup 2oo4

Framed Shots Camera Club - Photographer of the Year 2006
Photocup 2006 - POTY 6th Place

FSCC Photographer of the Year 2005
PhotoCup2005 - 2nd Runner-Up

PhotoCup 2004 - Photographer of the Year
PhotoCup 2003 - 1st Runner Up - Photographer of the Year

Framed Shots Camera Club - 2004 Photographer of the Year


2000 Edwin Loyola Photographs / Dela Salle University Gallery
2000 Edwin Loyola Images / Philamlife Lobby
2003 Loyola@10 /Philamlife Lobby
2005 The Last Leaf / Mla Docs Oct 1-15 / Philamlife Lobby Oct 17-30
2005 Light for Life Photo Exhibit/ Philamlife Lobby Dec 8 2005
2006 Light for Life Photo Exhibit/Philamlife II Lobby May 24, 2006
2008 The Gifts - Edwin S Loyola One Man Show / Philamlife Dec 2008-Feb 2009

Group Exhibit

2003- Framed Shots 'Handog' Rockwell, Makati
2004- eArt Philippines - Philippine Art Festival, Greenhills
2004- eArt Philippines - Graphic Expo 2004, Philtrade
2004 -eArt Philippines- Slimmer's World Great Bodies, Shangrila Hotel
2005- eArt Philippines - Digital Brushes / Philamlife Lobby
2005 -eArt Philippines - Graphic Expo 2005, Philtrade
2005 -eArt Philippines - 2nd Quarter Exhibit / Philamlife Lobby
2005 -Framed Shots - 11th Anniversary Exhibit Landscape/Still Life /Philam Lobby
2008 -The Gifts Photography Exhibition - March 28, 2oo8
2008 - Tony Roma's Dine In Gallery - May 9 to June 9, 2008
An opportunity to change the course of your life, such as leaving everything that is familiar in order to start anew abroad, can bring both excitement and anxiety. Sometimes, even when met with preparedness, a change like this is so overwhelming that it leaves you dead on your tracks. But for Edwin Loyola, the move became a monumental challenge to pursue, create and inspire.

After receiving his petition from his father in 2008, Loyola, then already established as one of Philippine's multi-awarded artist/photographer, uprooted to California and there, set up shop. While keeping focus on his personal endeavors, he also started retaining clients, working as a photographer for portraits, debuts or weddings. Still, he says, the craft remains first and foremost, a hobby.

Fueled by America's beautiful sights and sceneries, Loyola makes it a point to enrich his skills by going on frequent trips, where he documents this by taking impressive photographs. The most memorable trips for him were those visits to Yosemite in 2008, where he stood and took a photo of the exact spot where Ansel Adams also stood; and trips to Mono Lake and the ghost town of Bodie in 2010, which he met with eager eyes, much like any first-timer.

Loyola has also started exploring with shooting using just an iPhone4, while saving the DSLR for just the big events. Because of the gadget's functionality, practicality and portability, his creativity and artistry is moving him to the next level where ultimately and hopefully, he will be able to fulfill his dreams as a cinematographer and filmmaker.

Tagged as the Dark Artist, this 2005 National Geographic awardee, is also blessed with a good heart. Loyola left one special thing behind in the Philippines before departing to America. He has actually established "Save Kids With Cancer", a charitable beneficiary aiding impoverished families. For the most part, when someone takes an interest and proposes to buy his photographs, the proceeds go to these kids' treatments and medicines. To further help the kids even while he is thousands of miles away, Loyola is working on completing the final drafts to his project to benefit "Save Kids With Cancer". The project involves a series of coffee table books featuring the work of over 200 photographers rounded up from all over the world.

It looks as though the changes have not hindered Loyola's creative ideas and philanthropic undertaking. Even better, he's forging ahead with more passion, offering hope and inspiring others, as

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