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‘The Accidental Artist’ – A Photographic Art Exhibit by Marlo A. Roxas

03:58 PM November 09, 2017

Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.’ – It is a quote from Michelangelo that captures the feelings or emotions of a devoted wife, loving mother, a supportive daughter and sister, and a loyal friend who loves to capture a fleeting moment and share it to the world for them to see.

Photographer Marlo A. Roxas sees herself as that block of stone and the Creator as the sculptor. She will exhibit a collection that reflects her passion for captured moments. These she calls God’s gifts – the many ripples of time she has mirrored on her soulful journey to make artful photographs entitled, ‘The Accidental Artist’ – A Photographic Art Exhibit on November 23, 2017 to January 22, 2018 at Paperwork PH, New Manila, Quezon City, PH.


‘Butterfly Nets’ – During the low tide, fishermen try to catch marine animals using their giant nets in Fujian Province. (Photo by Marlo Roxas)

Photography, as a hobby, has always been at the back of her mind but because of work and family life she simply sets this passion aside until the right time. Her zeal for photography was ignited in 2011 when her husband surprised her with a digital camera. She felt it was the right time to pursue an untapped interest. She always love taking pictures, usually snapshots of important moments in life, of people she loves and places she travels to.

After checking the basics from a photography class, it became a continuous process of learning the rules, finding out how to break them, exploring limits and how to transcend them.

‘The Journey’ – A fishing boat sails on a seaweed farm in Xiapu, China. (Photo by Marlo Roxas)

Marlo joined Zone V Camera Club,, in 2012. The club has monthly competitions where members provide their best shots following a predetermined theme. This was a turning point in her photographic endeavors. She will never forget her first competition where out of 40 entries submitted, her photo was the only one that failed the judges’ scrutiny. It was a very humiliating yet humbling experience. That incident motivated her to develop herself from a mere snapshot shooter to a serious photographer.

As the current President of Zone V Camera Club, Marlo has soared in her photography having several Gold Awards, including being one of the top Ten Photographers of the Year since 2012.

A pivotal moment in her life came when an art collector messaged her and asked if she sells her artwork. At first, Marlo was stunned yet elated. She felt like an ‘Accidental Artist.’

‘A Good Cat-ch’ – A cat rests in a fishing boat somewhere in Wawa Lake. (Photo by Marlo Roxas)

Experienced art connoisseurs, curators and some of her social media followers have encouraged her to showcase her artwork to a larger audience. Her first collection is a curated number of photographs that is reflective of her style – calm, tranquil and minimalist.

Marlo is an artist to watch for in the years to come, as she shares a different side of the arts that is seldom seen in photography – an honest and realized passion for the purity of light in captured photographs.

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