Saturday, 16 August 2008

Runner FEATURE: Patrick Concepcion

To say that I am a Running Addict, is truly an understatement when I got to know more about Patrick. He is the runner withe the 15 running shoe pairs per yer. 6 days a week training, with no less than 10km per run. I'm not sure if I can say this out loud but he's been seriously addicted for the past 28years of his life. He's taken running as his shield for all of life's stress. If you want to know more about him please visit his blog RunningShield.

I refuse to make him a part of my runner profile and decided to make a new title just for these series of photos. Hence the Runner FEATURE title.

2 months delayed since I first invited Patrick for the feature. I was finally able to finish all the shoot pegs(storyboard) and was able to get a quick pre-production meeting with him. That afternoon meet was like excitement, nervousness and anxiety all rolled into one feeling. Luckily I got the thumbs up approval and another shoot peg c/0 himself. :)

That day we shot these series, forever changed the way I look up to him. One thing's for sure.... you got my 110% respect Patrick. I hope I can be as dedicated and shall I say addicted as you are. And thank you for trusting me with all the creative freedom in the world.

(all images are based on a true story)

Here's my take on Patrick Concepcion.......


and the list continues. Watch out for the continuation of the runner profile series.

Special thanks to the following who helped us with the production

- to the sweaty men who helped carry all the refrigerators.
- kuya dan for driving, holding the flash, and operating the fog machine.
- manong guard and another employee for cleaning the comfort room.
- Ms Mabu, your presence gave the punch on the bedroom layout. Thank you ma'am.
- Oh! and Patrick for the Cab and Booze after the shoot. Sorry I forgot to say Thank you. :)

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

asteeg ang mga pics! Funniest among the lot... great job!

- joe

bald runner said...

Good Job! Nice pictures! I like the pictures with the grasses around patrick! Nice shoes, too!

bald runner

marga said...

oh my god can i just say that this is the BEST set of photos you've done, bentots?! :)

the banyo photo got me laughing in the middle of the night!!!

hardcore ka pat!

RunningShield said...

Ben, Thank you again for the oportunity.You bring Photography to a much much higher level. Your the Best!!!!

K said...

huwow!!! you really are a pro! great pics with a great subject!

thanks for the afternoon runs... enjoyed your stories lalo pag hyper ka when telling it Ü

~KQ the funrunner

janine+ said...

Your pictures are so witty! Love it!

Jaymie said...

Ben! You've completely outdone yourself with this one! I agree with Marga, by far, this is the best set. Congrats!

The Fit Mommy said...

Galing ng concepts! Awesome and funny pics!

The Pidjanga of Mainit, Surigao del Norte said...

OMG Ben... grabeng lakas mo ke Patrick. Congrats! Superb photos! Kakaingit! Zimm

chaia said...

OMG ben!!
nice story noard!
a picture says more than a thousand word. Galeng! Congrats :)
To the model: Pat - im speechless! u do love your running, your shoes, your running mag.. unbelievable!

allyn said...

i love the pic where he sleeps with his shoe... must be new !!!hehehe... passion for running raised to another level !!! the pictures conveyed so much reality and humor .. great pictures !

Anonymous said...

Sweet!!!!!

Brilliant idea Ben and Pat!


-joms-

RunWitMe said...

Hahah! Very funny takes. I love those shots. Well done, Ben!

bEnMChAn said...

thank you guys...

All the hard work payed off just seeing the end results... it was really all worth it.

The humor part of these series wasnt really intentional. We based all the images from Patrick's stories. :)

Again Pat, Maraming Salamat po for the opportunity and the extreme cooperation.

lonerunner said...

Great, Great, great Photos! Keep it up!

Anton said...

Awesome! Paganda ng paganda Ben!

Tech Spec said...

Ben, your photos are amazing. The pictures really speeks for itself. You should be doing a running photo exhibit somewhere. Maybe at the Ayala Museum. :)

sfrunner said...

Ben, all I can add besides what I've said in the e-mails are that I'm thankful to know you and Patrick among my running friends there. Awesome!

rorenz said...

will it make me faster if i use my shoes too when taking a bath?! hehehe.

PANALO bentot!!

Nora, the golden girl said...

I am completely mersmerized by these photos... Superbly brilliant, dramatically funny, artistically sexy! I can't find the exact words to describe them. Congratulations, Ben and Patrick! Hope to see you and the wacky Happy Feet in the flesh soon...

Johnny Sy said...

Hi Ben -- fantastic series -- when are you going to hold the photo exhibit? We should organize a runners fest -- a race, a runners' equipment fest, food fest and your fantastic photo exhibition for one great runners weekend!

For RunningShield -- for a newbie model -- great work!!! And more so for being game with the toilet shot!!

Gene Ordanza said...

Hey Ben, nice blog and great shots! a change from your other running photo-ops, these are heck funnier!

Patrick, great shots man. The toilet shot was really funny and provided a nice contrast to the suit :-)

Spikeithard said...

Wow! Great photos here!!! Astig! The lighting, angle, and everything else were very artistic.

Question: Do you use Photoshop ba to add effects or are all these original photos? No photo manipulation at all? Galing eh...

You're a talented photographer I must say po :)