After being lost for several years in his soon-to-be nine-to-five nightmare, Michael Panganiban finally saw the light. More fittingly, he used light. He used it to create images full of drama and diversity, with his artistic vision whose influences range from goth to expressionist, baroque to punk, hauntingly abstract to stunningly glamour.
Once he finished basic photography as a school requirement in 2005, he then studied the theories and principles of photography on his own. Trained further in the concepts of photographic lighting by cinematographers and directors, he then set out to surprise the industry with his stunning imagery.
Michaelâ€™s images focus more on fashion and portraits, because he feels that the images he creates convey a certain expression of emotions and truth â€“ emotions seen through the intricate thread and weave of fashion, and truth evident in the twisted expressions of the people he immortalizes in the imagery he creates.