Aside from being one of the most notable fashion and beauty photographers in the industry, Raymund Isaac is also one of the pioneers who was willing to share his photography techniques with the public in the early days. It’s no surprise that someone as generous as he would write a book about the subject. But at the same time, one might well ask: why would a great photographer like Isaac want to share his secrets?
“There are a lot of bad and wrong misconceptions about photography that are being spread around and I just want to pass it forward that you shouldn’t mind these things,” said Isaac. Going against what’s current, The Good Photographer is actually an antithesis to all the photography jargon; and for a change, it’s not a celebrity-centric book (though admittedly he does feature a few familiar faces). He said the book is not about him either, but rather it focuses on how to become a good photographer through one-liners focused on everything he’s learned in his 35 years in the industry.
His launch at National Book Store last Saturday was attended by family, friends, and fans. A couple of his dearest friends — and one should say muses as well — Sharon Cuneta and Judy Ann Santos, visited to support and join him on the stage to further talk about his experiences in a truly photogenic career. Despite his tight schedule, Raymund Isaac took the time to talk to Young STAR about his book, staying young through Disney films an animation, and his genuine intention to teach the youth about photography.