Augustine Paredes started as a photography project and has been simultaneously developed for over five years. What started as a documentation of encounters with different people in different places turned out to be a journey of seeking home overseas, filling voids, and understanding love and longing.
Augustine Paredes | is a Filipino artist and photographer based in Dubai.
Augustine’s lyrical, contemporary, and sensuous visual narratives are derived from his many-storied travels, South East Asian consciousness, and queer gaze. He is an alumnus of Campus Art Dubai and the International Summer School of Photography, and has been nominated for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He has been exhibited in the Philippines, Malaysia, Latvia, Australia, and the United Arab Emirates.
He recently self-published and sold out his first artist book, Conversations at the end of the universe.
As a co-founder of Sa Tahanan Collective, he aims to help create a platform for Filipino art and creatives through exhibitions, art sales, and collaborations.
As a commercial photographer, he is represented by Dubai-based studio Seeing Things, and has worked with brands such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Puma, Adidas, Nike, and featured in publications such as the New York Times, Vogue, GQ, Elle, Der Grief, Canvas Magazine, Cosmopolitan Philippines, and MEGA Man Magazine.