Photo by Eric Rene Penoy

Photo by Eric Rene Penoy

WHY I PHOTOGRAPH, & A STORY BEHIND THE CAMERA.

WHO AM I ?

Where do I start? My greatest fear is writing about myself. I don't really share my stories with others, and writing an entire page about me feels weird.

My name is Qay, and I'm just a simple guy with a camera. I really I mean it. I have been married for 14 years to my beautiful wife, and having 4 boys gives me a really adventurous life. They are my sole purpose, my biggest critics and they motivate me to be who I am today.

Special thanks to Marco & Eric, who taught me a lot and believed in me & my talent.

WHY DO I TAKE PHOTOGRAPHS?

Since I was a little kid, I have always been fascinated with little mechanical things. When I  was 10 years old, my dad showed me an old SLR camera that he’d been hiding from me. Curious, I decided to tinker with it, without knowing what would happen next. My dad found out, and he was furious. Rebel as I was, I shouted: "You can just buy more film or another camera!"

Silence. Not even a word from him.

Next thing I knew, he left for work. Later, my mom came in and explained why my dad had disagreed with what I did. My mom said, "It's not about the camera or the film, honey. One day you will understand." I swore to myself that I would never touch a camera again.

On my 16th birthday, I got a gift from my mom. It was a photo album of me growing up. I burst into tears – now I understood why. Photography is about capturing life moments – the ones we can't rewind and only can be cherished in our mind.

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WHAT I LOVE to do

Asian food, Italian food, meat lover, the smell the rain, learn other culture, travel, kids, cats, listen to good music, surf the internet, cook, cycling, nature adventure, a gamer, driving (weird), learning new things, anime lover – and shooting your wedding.  

CURRENT PLAYLIST

Florence + The Machine, Usher, Yuna, The Weeknd, Kanye West, Justin Timberlake, Daft Punk, Linkin Park, Tupac, Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Lana del Ray, Trey Song, Neyo, Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, GOTG Mix Tape Vol 1 & 2, Sia 

 

Dream Destination

Iceland - Italy - France - Spain - Finland - Japan - India - Morocco - China - Croatia - United Kingdom - United Arab Emirates - Thailand - Indonesia - Australia - New Zealand - Brazil - Russia - Poland - Sweden - Norway - Philippines - Myanmar - Mexico - Egypt - Sri Lanka - South Africa - Fiji - German - Greenland - Portugal - Ireland