Hi, my name is Christian Hipolito. I'm a season Photographer & Filmmaker based here in Wellington, New Zealand.
My involvement with photography started when I was 12 years old, that was 1991, my dad was a photographer, and we use to own a studio, back then photographers were highly praised, I mean those
years you can't be a photographer if your shots were horrible, you have to earn it, you have to practice every day, and you have to be financially stable to become a photographer, one of the reason not a lot of people are interested in pursuing photography.
Back then my dad required a runner to do his bidding, and I was that guy, my task was to head to the Photo Lab and wait till the rolls get printed. To be frank, I hadn't had the patience to hold on, and also I miss out on my favorite cartoon TV shows.
A few months later things changed, my dad started giving me money. The money he gave wasn't that much by the way but I was hyped, I was able to buy those GI JOE's toys, and then another few months later my father started teaching me how to change films, how to use an enlarger, develop black & white photos and even introduced me to his colleagues. My interest in photography heightened, I even started taking shots. One day he asked me to take a picture and develop it myself, I was like "WOW." The thrill and the excitement of waiting, I wasn't sure what I was going to get, is it going to be under or over, If I recall I was guttered to see that it was all black.
The year 1993, I had a chance to play with a Minolta Dynax 7D, I was 14 years old, I use this camera if I'm taking photos at school, I was a little paparazzi of Paco Catholic School Gazette. I was cool, and my schoolmates feared me because I might take their picture surprisingly. Back then, all I know was to put in the film, press click, develop and print; I wasn't following the rule of thirds nor was I sure what exposure is, but was interested in photography.
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