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Alexandra Trese by jaytablante Alexandra Trese by jaytablante
I've always wanted to do cosplay shoots of local characters, and Trese immediately came under consideration after picking up Book 1. It's our small way of supporting the resurgence in local comic book titles.

The pop-culture scenes in Japan or the U.S. has grown huge mainly of their own market's patronage of their characters. Because of their eventual global influence, other markets end up having to consume them (e.g. Philippines). When we start loving our own home-grown pop-culture enough to tip over the scales, is perhaps the start of the real growth in our local scene.

On Lighting the Image

Just because a scene is "dark" it doesn't necessarily have to be really dark when it is shot. Trese took about 14 lights to accomplish, all of which used small modifiers and honey comb grids. Our eyes and in turn, subconscious imagination process light at a naturally fast pace. So fast, that we don't seem to care, and take it for granted. We needed to step back and look at this process from a 3rd person, and translate how our eyes and mind consume all this information and turn it into actual lighting techniques.

To know more about Trese, please check out Budjette Tan's DA page, :iconbudjette:

Make-up: Kris Bacani / Bianca King
Styling: Hannah Kim
Costume Production: Badj Genato
Production Design: Raffy Tesoro
Art Director: Angelo Lico
Digital Imaging: Angelo Lico
Models: Bianca King, Tiffany Alejandro, Philip Arca, Sassan Shohouki
Special Thanks to: Budjette Tan, Wella Balagtas and Kajo Baldesimo
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:icondurch-leiden-freude:
Durch-Leiden-Freude Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this cosplay and the series itself!!!
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:iconguiapaloma:
guiapaloma Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ASTIG!!!!!!! Trese rulez!!!!
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:iconmarcimeber:
marcimeber Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
boss do you have a poster version for this one... i just want to post this masterpiece inside my room....
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013  Professional Photographer
There was... not it's all gone. Maybe ask from Budjette? I gave them copies before.
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Merodii10 Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2013
more Trese please! :D
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:iconhannanalazee:
HannaNalazee Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
This is it! Pero sana yung tinusok na mata na lang ang ginawa nila. Ehehe.
Lupet!
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TinSumalde02 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Cool ^^.
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:iconnameisnic:
nameisnic Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
wow..ong goleng!
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:iconwishcraftz:
wishcraftz Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is so cool!!!
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:iconstevenoirproduction:
stevenoirproduction Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2012
Holy cow, what a picture! So much good stuff here! Will definitely be following up on Alexandra Trese, but the composition, styling, and digital work on this image are literally out of this world. Just the gear/props are amazing...
I could go on and on, but what a creation. Original, inspiring, retro, technically special.
steve noir
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:iconpsyclonius:
psyclonius Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2012
this is like the book 2 chapter a little known murder at studio 4 yeah i have that
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:iconkaidarknight:
KaiDarknight Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
I really want to have that poster :cries:
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:iconmikkelmode:
mikkelmode Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2011  Hobbyist
WOW! you are an excellent photographer!!!
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:iconnoelle29:
Noelle29 Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2011
nice!!! TRESE series :D
i got all excited again..
can't wait for the 4th book :D
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:icongilbz:
Gilbz Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2011   Digital Artist
Coooool!!!!
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:iconeternalscat:
eternalscat Featured By Owner May 9, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
OMG! Trese! I love it :D added to :+fav:
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:iconknived:
KNiVED Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011
I want TRESE to be a movie! :teevee:
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:iconr-fl:
r-fl Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
sooooo fucking amazing
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:iconjoeltes-v:
Joeltes-V Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
LOOOOOVE THIS!!!
Me and a few geek friends here in the States were actually discussing how the exotic location (to Western eyes) and the supernatural/sorcery theme of Trese could potentially make for a great international film if the right creative team were put together. Your photo only adds reinforcement to our assertion that the potential for cinematic greatness is there.
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Professional Photographer
There was an actual talk about a Trese short film. I hope it still pushes through.
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:iconpfab:
pfab Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Artist
AWESOME! Good stuff, Jay!
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:icononinnivrek:
oninnivrek Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist
whoa... interesting.:)
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:iconnivrem:
nivrem Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Galing! :) ang ganda ng masks! kuhang-kuha! good job sir!
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:iconraquelvonkaminaru:
raquelvonkaminaru Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here. :wave:

:iconphotoartists:
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:iconleviathan218:
leviathan218 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
this is actually a very nice piece of Filipino literature, nice to see an interpretation of this as seen here
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:icononegoodphoto:
OneGoodPhoto Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011   Photographer
Wow! I love it!
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:iconbudjette:
Budjette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Writer
Thanks to Jay and everyone else at Edifice Studios for letting us hanging during the shoot.

Here are behind the (crime) scene pix : [link]

hehehe
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:iconbudjette:
Budjette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Writer
i'm crying

i'm crying

i'm crying tears of joy

hehehe

Thanks Jay!
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:iconnatasian:
natasian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING
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:iconnatasian:
natasian Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
AMAZING
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:icontoonice4u:
TooNice4U Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
This is simply BRILLIANT!!!
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:iconnailsin:
nailsin Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sheer perfection! Well done.
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:iconglsolo:
glsolo Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
The Twins realy steal the show in this picture
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:iconbudjette:
Budjette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Writer
check out more pix of THE KAMBAL at [link]
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:iconglsolo:
glsolo Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
I have. :D Thanks for the link.
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:iconhomicidalclown:
HomicidalClown Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Really badass.
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CostumesbyCourtney Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Artisan Crafter
I had never heard of this graphic novel before now, but this photo makes me want to know more.
As always, there's this rich cinematic feel to your photos, it gives the sense that we've walked midway through a scene and froze it in time.

The costumes and setting look great, I particularly liked the masked men, their designs are quite striking.
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:iconbudjette:
Budjette Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011  Professional Writer
hi there!

please do check out the TRESE mysteries at: [link] and at [link]

enjoy :)

--budjette
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:iconjaytablante:
jaytablante Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011  Professional Photographer
You could find out more about Trese at Budjette Tan's DA page, :iconbudjette:
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:iconphil-kay:
Phil-Kay Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
i love this a lot. everything from inception to final product looks executed brilliantly.
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