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WEIGHTLESS Copyright 2013

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles and reviews. DM2 Publication books may be purchased for educational, business, or sales promotional use. First published in 2013 by: DM2 Publication 2 dm publication@gmail.com dm2publication.com A Coffee Table Book by: Trixia Dela Cruz Kara Clarise Magno Jewel Manalo Printed in the Philippines First Printing, 2013


FOREWORD Weightless is a series of levitation photographs taken in different public places around Manila featuring the dynamic trio, Trixia Dela Cruz, Kara Magno, and Jewel Manalo (collectively known as DM2), suspended in air. With 50% sweat, 20% inspiration, 20% luck, 5% creative planning and 5% post-production, DM2 produced photos that seem to defy the laws of physics. Natsumi Hayashi, who goes by the name Yowayowa meaning “weak” or “feeble”, inspired DM2 with her series of levitation photographs taken in the streets of Tokyo. Yowayowa gracefully jumps and creates the illusion of being light as air. She makes her photos more than just a simple jump shot by composing herself in the situation well. Levitation photography is not just a phenomenon but also a play on the idea of the Decisive Moment. Spearheaded by Henri Cartier-Bresson, it is the make or break moment in photography. It is in that crucial millisecond when taking a picture that the group counts on. If they miss it, the photo would not turn out nicely and the moment is gone forever. The most exciting part about making this photo series is that they did not know what to expect or how the pictures will turn out. Shooting outdoors was their biggest challenge. There were guards who prohibited them, chances of rain to fall down on them, and insufficient lighting but they took all of these to their advantage. Prepare to defy gravity with the dynamic trio. We bring you, Weightless.


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Feel it and breathe it, believe it and you'll be walking on air. kerli, walking on air

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The Moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it. J.m. barrie, peter pan

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The secret of flight is this: you have to do it immediately, before your body realizes it is defying the laws. Michael cunningham, a home at the end of the world

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Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything. plato

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animate

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There is an art, or rather a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss. douglas adams, hitchhikers guide to the galaxy

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acknowledgement

index

- GOD

- HARBOR, HARBOR SQUARE

- PONTE VIA, DAANG HARI

- OUR PARENTS

- STARBUCKS COFFEE, HARBOR SQUARE

- JUAN LUNA AND FELIX HIDALGO HALL, NATIONAL MUSEUM

- SIR LU

- MAX’S, HARBOR SQUARE

- SPANISH ARTIFACTS ROOM, NATIONAL MUSEUM

- NATSUMI HAYASHI (YOWAYOWA CAMERA WOMAN DIARY)

- CULTURAL CENTER OF THE PHILIPPINES, CCP

- OLD SENATE HALL, OLD LEGISLATIVE BUILDING

- FULLY BOOKED BONIFACIO HIGH STREET MANAGEMENT

COMPLEX

- JAPANESE GARDEN, LUNETA PARK

- SIR JIMMY

- KRISPY KREME, HARBOR SQUARE

- RIZAL PARK PLAZA

- DLSU COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT

- MAIN MALL, SM MALL OF ASIA

- LS HALL, DLSU

- OUR FRIENDS

- SM ARENA PARKING BUILDING

- CENTRAL PLAZA, DLSU

- BY THE BAY, SM MALL OF ASIA

- SJ WALK, DLSU

- SM HYPERMARKET, SM MALL OF ASIA

- FACULTY HUB, DLSU

- ENTERTAINMENT MALL, SM MALL OF ASIA

- AMPHITHEATER, DLSU

- FULLY BOOKED, BONIFACIO HIGH STREET

- ONE ARCHERS PLACE

- BURGOS CIRCLE, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY

- MINISTOP, EGI TAFT TOWER

- MIND MUSEUM, BONIFACIO GLOBAL CITY

- MIGUEL BUILDING, DLSU

- TIMEZONE, BONIFACIO HIGH STREET

- HENRY SY. SR. HALL

- BONIFACIO HIGH STREET CENTRAL

- CORAZON AQUINO DEMOCRATIC SPACE, DLSU

- NIKE, BONIFACIO HIGH STREET

- VELASCO WALK, DLSU

- PONTICELLI GARDENS, CAVITE CITY

- CONSERVATORY, DLSU

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