Kenji Onglao went to school in Europe and started documenting his friends with a film camera. What struck him early on was how small changes in photo arrangement tended to equal considerably larger changes in how a photo story is told. He started shooting editorials for Barcelona based magazine Lamono while still in school and moved to Manila after graduation.
He views photography primarily as a process of exploration. Viewing the act of curation as more important than the individual photographs, his process involves deconstructing and reconstructing photographs, combining different crops, colors and angular vantage points. By creating a back-and-forth dialogue between digitally cutting, pasting and resizing photos on a monitor versus physically arranging printed photographs on a wall, his work explores how seemingly unrelated visual elements can come together in new and cohesive ways.