Birds at HallONE - Alain Pascua

Alain Pascua's selected bird photos are now on display at the Exhibition Area of HallONE Design for Exports, the country's design-forward sourcing facility for world-class quality and uniquely Filipino export products in the Home, Fashion and Food industries. HallONE is under the Center for International Trade Expositions and Missions (CITEM). It is located at Roxas Boulevard corner Senator Gil Puyat Avenue, 1300 Pasay City, and can be visited online at www.hallone.ph.

Dubbed as “Birds as Art,” Alain Pascua’s set gives a bird’s eyeview of his combinations of bird photos using both natural history approach and digital arts technique. Natural history (NH) approach presents bird photos that have not been altered, except for minor adjustments in exposure, colors, sharpness and cropping. While Digital Arts (DA) technique uses composites and multiplicities where bird photos are combined to present great compositions. This technique uses bird photos falling under the natural history approach blended with available technological advancement and creativity to create more dramatic, artistic and high-impact presentations.

Only twenty-six (26) photos are on display at HallONE, but more photos can be viewed in other pages whose links can be found at the bottom of this page. Both displayed at HallONE and those viewed in those links below may be ordered and purchased at HallONE.

Bounty on the Bough

Dining Al Fresco

Grouping #1: Bounty on the Bough & Dining Al Fresco


Ang Banog: Haring Ibong

Critically Endangered & The Last of a Dying Breed

Grouping #2: The Great Philippine Eagle


Sweet Aurora on Top

Sweet Aurora on the Left and on the Right

Grouping #3: Sweet Auroras


War

Peace

Grouping #4: War & Peace


Birds of Paradise I and II

Birds of Paradise III and IV

Grouping #5: Birds of Paradise


A King's Band

Seeing Whites

Frolicking by the Sea


Hello, Little Birdie

A New Hope

My Family


Soaring High

Bagwis


Spectrum in the Wild

Esperando Tu Amor

The Sacrlet of Mindoro

Wrinkled Beauty


Each photograph may be viewed larger and in higher resolutions by clicking on it. The photographs are also available for licensing for planners, ads, print materials, presentations, t-shirts, books, designs, and other uses and applications. Pricing depends on medium, usage, exclusivity, period, etc. See the special post card desk calendar for 2015 below.         

          2015 "Philippine Birds as Art" Post Card Desk Calendar

Other Bird Photo Collections may be viewed at the following special galleries:

          Aves Filipinas

          Birds as Art I

          Birds as Art II

          Haring Ibon

          Philippine Birds as Art 2013-2014 Catalogue

Other bird photographs may be viewed at the following galleries:          

          My Best Shots          

          Endangered Birds of the Philippines          

          Threatened Birds of the Philippines          

          Endemic Birds of the Philippines          

          Alain Pascua Photography          

          Alain Pascua Homepage

Alain Pascua's selected Philippine wild bird photos are now on display at the Exhibition Area of HallONE Design for Exports, the country's design-forward sourcing facility for world-class quality and uniquely Filipino export products in the Home, Fashion and Food industries.

Dubbed as “Birds as Art,” Alain Pascua’s set gives a bird’s eyeview of his combinations of bird photos using both natural history approach and digital arts technique. Natural history (NH) approach presents bird photos that have not been altered, except for minor adjustments in exposure, colors, sharpness and cropping. While Digital Arts (DA) technique uses composites and multiplicities where bird photos are combined to present great compositions. This technique uses bird photos falling under the natural history approach blended with available technological advancement and creativity to create more dramatic, artistic and high-impact presentations.

Alain Pascua is himself the wild bird photographer who photographed Philippine birds in the wild – in their natural habitats such as the rivers, swamps, forests and mountains throughout the archipelago. He himself also composes and presents them artistically. His fine art photography works are printed in acid-free archival giclee prints professionally done by One Workshop of artist Ross Capili using the original "pigment archival ink" for longevity up to 100 years. All these photography artworks are personally signed by Alain Pascua and accompanied by Certificates of Authenticity that indicate the particular edition and release.

Only twenty-six of his photos are currently on display at HallOne, but many more can be found at his online galleries. They may be printed on either crane and floating fine art paper, canvass with museum wrap, or clay coated paper at the preference of the client. Specific framing requirements may also be requested to conform with existing wall architecture and design or overall theme and accent.

Available framed photos at HallOne may be purchased and brought out immediately. Those that are not available at the hall but available online may be ordered, and the prints and frames will be delivered within ten days. Clients who may want to bring the artworks overseas may likewise request that the bird prints be packed in flats or rolls sans the heavy frames for easy transport.

Alain Pascua also entertains special commissioned works for the creation of bird images actually photographed at specific locations, corporate areas or particular sites. Companies, resorts, hotels and other organizations who may want to feature wild birds found or existing in their areas may commission Alain Pascua to undertake such special works. His photographs are also available for licensing for other uses and applications, such as calendars, planners, ads, print materials, presentations, tshirts, books, designs, etc.

Part of the proceeds from the sale of art works of Alain Pascua goes to the Bagobo Tagabawa community around the nesting site of the Philippine Eagles at Mt. Apo Natural Park. Alain Pascua has pledged to help the community uplift their lives through clean water and sanitation, renewable electricity, livelihood (coffee and abaca) and ecotourism (birdwatching and bird photography), so that in return, they would be empowered to protect and care more for the Philippine Eagles that live in their midst. Part of the proceeds also goes to the development and publication of educational materials for the conservation of Philippine wild birds. These materials are distributed in far flung areas visited by members of the Wild Birds of the Philippines (WBPP) in their regular birding explorations to raise awareness about Philippine birds and the environment.

Currently, Alain Pascua is working on a coffee table book “Haring Ibon, The Great Philippine Eagle” and on a post card desk calendar for 2015 “Philippine Birds as Art.” The calendar is due for release by September 2014, while the book will be available by October 2014.

Alain Pascua’s photos of wild birds have graced numerous publications and materials, including being featured as a banner photo in the front page of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, the country’s number one newspaper, and as a special feature in Mabuhay Magazine of Philippine Airlines. He also had his photos included in the exhibit at the National Museum entitled “Birds and Climate Change.” Recently, his photos are featured in the newly published books Owls of the World, A Photographic Guide by Heimo Mikkola, and in Woodpeckers of the World, A Complete Guide by Gerald Gordan. His photos also graced the banner masthead and the bird section of the EDGE of Existence website of the Zoological Society of London, the only global conservation initiative to focus specifically on threatened species that represent a significant amount of unique evolutionary history. He also won second place in the 1st Bird as Art International Bird Photography Competition organized by Art Morris, widely recognized as the world’s premier bird photographer. One of Pascua’s photos of Haring Ibon garnered almost a million points making it the number one photos of 2013 at pixoto.com, a global online photography community and competition.

He is also part of the global team of wildlife authors and photographers of Focusing on Wildlife website at www.focusingonwildlife.com whose mission is to promote wildlife conservation by changing attitudes towards nature and helping people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. He is one of the Species Champions in the said website.

Pascua is a regular bird, nature and conservation photography workshop lecturer and photo contributor of the Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources. He was one of the lecturers on Philippine Wild Bird Photography at the Canon PhotoMarathon 2013 National Leg, the biggest event of Canon Marketing Philippines, at PhotoWorld Asia2014, the biggest and longest running photography trade show and convention in the Philippines of the Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation (FPPF), and at the 19th Graphic Expo 2014, the country’s premier trade show and market place for creative imaging, publishing and printing professionals, organized by Fiera de Manila, Inc. (FMI).

At the first commercial and benefit exhibit of bird photographs in the Philippines held at Altro Mondo Arte Contemporanea Fine Art Gallery at Greenbelt 5, Ayala Center in Makati City last March to April 2013, Pascua sold the most number of photographs and top grossed the sales. Part of the proceeds of the exhibit went to the Conservation Fund of the Wild Bird Photographers of the Philippines (WBPP), Inc., particularly for the development of bird preserves in Capayas Creek in Coron, Palawan and in Bangkong Kahoy Valley in Dolores, Quezon. Since then, his bird images attract most viewers and have become best sellers in subsequent exhibits.

In that exhibit, Pascua unknowingly introduced the twin-concepts of “Birds as Art” and “Bird Photography for Tourism and Conservation” - the creation of excellent bird images as artworks of Philippine avian treasures that can be utilized as powerful tools for the promotion of Philippine tourism and the protection and conservation of Philippine wildlife and environment. To achieve this, Pascua creatively combine bird photos using both natural history approach and digital arts technique. Natural history approach presents bird photos that have not been altered, except for minor adjustments in exposure, colors, sharpness and cropping. On the other hand, Digital Arts uses composites, where bird photos are combined to present great compositions. This technique uses bird photos falling under the natural history approach and available technological advancement and creativity. It is in the use of this technique that Pascua is making a break in the fine arts sector.

The Philippines ranks third worldwide among the countries having the most number of endemic birds. Of the 673 Philippine wild bird species, 234 are endemic or can only be found in the country and nowhere else. The rest are either resident (other countries have also the same species but they do not migrate) or migratory (birds from other countries and continents that visit the country during the migration season). This is the reason why birdwatchers and bird photographers from all over the world visit the country – to see avian treasures that can only be found and seen in the Philippines.