|Left to right: Bea Alonzo, Anne Curtis, KC Concepcion, and Angel Locsin|
Eight years into celebrity photography excelling in doing magazine covers and star portrait, the talented and passionate Mark Nicdao has earned respect from peers and love of big stars from local entertainment industry.
Four months ago, ABS-CBN Publishing approached Mark Nicdao for a 180-pages celebrity photo book, a compilation of his chosen celebrity photos from 2003 to present. Vantage photography magazine featuring Mark Nicdao is born.
When asked for any favorites?
"It’s hard to pick a favorite but the cover was amazing. I made it for this book, exclusively. I picked the four top celebrities right now. I grew up with these four, professionally. When I was starting, they were also starting. I think that’s my favorite photograph. But nevertheless, most of the photographs in the book are my favorites."
There are 8 covers of selected celebrities (including the group photo of Angel Locsin with Anne Curtis, Bea Alonzo, and KC Concepcion) of Vantage, collector's edition, that will be sold exclusively in Fully Booked from today, 7th of March. Only 150 pieces will be available for each cover and is priced at
Regular edition of Vantage in newsstands will carry the cover of photo below and will be available by 20th of March. There will be 6,000 pieces of regular edition and is priced at
The Vantage Magazine was launch last night at Fashionwalk, Greenbelt 5, Makati. The event was well attended by top celebrities as well as people from fashion and photography industry.
|Photos for auction with proceeds to charity /via RC23STAR's Twitter|
Feedback from Twitter disclosed that Angel Locsin stood out in the event. Most of the attendees were in black whilst Angel looks stunningly captivating and girly in green dress. Angels (fans of Angel) all cheered when the event's host, Tim Yap, acknowledged Angel's presence. When the event organizer was asked in Twitter (CherryPineda) about Angel's weight, she tweeted, "I think Angel has all the right curves. And judging by all the men at the event, they didn't think she was fat at all :)"
Angel arrived in the event in her black H2 Hummer with fashion designer Martin Bautista. At Angel's departure, security had to escort her to her car since people were crowding around her for a photo op. Angel opened the window for her fans as her car left the venue.
Two photos below were shared in martinbautista9's twitter with second photo a bit blurred because all photographers and media went crazy in taking Angel's photo. Expect to see more photos later from various news portal and blogs.
|Angel Locsin with Martin Bautista|
|credit to mescasa's twitter|
|credit to mescasa's twitter|
|credit to TimSansano's twitter|
According to PEP through scoopbox in Twitter, Angel said in the interview that she is still in the "getting-to-know stage" with Phil Younghusband of Azkals. She describes the football player by saying that he is "very nice and he's a gentleman." When asked regarding the controversial Twitter exchange between Angelica Panganiban and a "fan" of Phil, the Imortal actress pointed out: "Wala ako sa posisyon to comment. I respect Angelica and I understand her. We're good friends."
|Angel Locsin and Solenn Heussaff, credit to niceoneeunice's twitter|
Copies of Vantage with Angel, Anne, Bea and KC at the venue were all sold. I heard only Angel's old photo from Rogue and Maxim magazine have been included in Vantage.
Behind the scenes
video credit: 21niwde
*thanks to Philippine Star and various Twitter accounts acknowledged above as well as to Twitter of MarkNicdao, Kysleee and 143ehraldvamp.