I'm proud and originally from Palawan-- the Philippines' last frontier. I graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science and spent my first years in web programming. On 2004, I moved to the Middle East and worked for a Contracting company. Year 2005 is when I become passionate about photography. The rest is history.
For sixteen (16) years, it's been a wild ride and I am incredibly grateful for the opportunities that I've been given along the way. I’m an Approved Brand Photographer for MARRIOTT (Luxury & Premium Brands), KEMPINSKI and FRASER SUITES; with numerous works in different Brands such as FOUR SEASONS, ACCOR, SHANGRI-LA, IHG to name a few.
I’m a big fan of Food and Travel. They both are not just about sustenance or enjoyment. It’s about exploration, culture, authenticity and experience. I am fortunate to worked with world class F&B Restaurants, Celebrity / Michelin Chefs such as Nobu Matsuhisa, Vineet Bhatia, Tom Aikens and Ramzi Choueiri during the Qatar Airway’s Culinary in the Sky; various culinary team with Wolfgang Puck, Jean Georges, Masaharu Morimoto, Richard Sandoval and Niko Romito.
Apart from photography, I'm a Licensed PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver & dream of becoming a Sommelier someday.
Market presence, clients & successful projects in different countries:
* United State of America
* United Kingdom
* United Arab Emirates
* Saudi Arabia
Feel free to follow where the world takes me via FB, IG or TWITTER @joeagdeppa