Jason Quibilan is a Manila-based still life photographer who started his career in film. After graduating with a BA in Film and Audio-Visual Communications from the University of the Philippines, Diliman, in 2000, he ventured into directing, cinematography, and editing. He further supplemented his earlier education by taking classes at the Mowelfund Film Institute for Directing and Cinematography in the summer of 2002. After working as a freelance director, producer, cinematographer, and editor (MTV Philippines, ABS-CBN, GMA 7, and International NGOs), he realized his love for static images and precise moments, and decided to shift to photography. He began by apprenticing under photographer, fellow musician, and good friend, Tom Epperson. Two years later, he struck out on his own and put up Shutterspace Studios.
Jason enjoys working with artists (painters, sculptors and illustrators), and while the bulk of his work is commercial, he manages to invest time and effort in creating art photographs. His passion projects have allowed him to meet and work with some of the country's most renowned artists (most notable of which is Arturo Luz, Philippine National Artist for the Visual Arts), either as collaborators, or as their portraitist.
He aims to eventually get into full on art photography. As such, his photography is embodied by a strong sense of aesthetic, balanced by technique and discipline. His work in still life is all about balance and space, the geometry of things. It is watching for that point where design reveals purpose.