Once upon a time, carrying only bags of hope and courage, I moved from the Philippines to the United States to embark on a series of unexpected adventures.

Photography became my guiding star.

As a kid, I’ve always dreamed of becoming an astronaut; to be with the stars, to explore the vastness of the universe, and to be able to hear and create their stories.

Story will always be king for me. I create portraits and Fashion Editorial stories to share narratives and stories.

These photographs are fragments, frames, intros, chapters, and possible endings of the stories that I wish to share.

Being a writing major trained me to be a storyteller.

If I am not using my pen, I am using my camera to gather, create and share stories.

Most of my photography works are products of my ideas, my dreams and my collaborations with various industry creatives (make-up artists, hairstylists, wardrobe stylists, set designers, photographers, etc).

I have worked with notable stars like and is continuously swimming and exploring the clusters of universe of star-makers and clients.

What’s your story?

Let’s create something together.



Irvin is a portrait and Fashion Photographer CEO of Graphicsmetropolis Studio. He is the founder and current creative director of A BOOK OF (Magazine). He is also the founder and head photographer of Portraits of Love Project. Irvin is also a Photography MASTERED Ambassador in Los Angeles.


Italian Vogue, Photovogue, Harper’s Bazaar US, British Vogue, Australian Vogue, W Magazine, L’Officiel, British Journal of Photography, PDN, Essence, Men’s Health Magazine, Maxim, Chaos, Fashionisto, FHM, Fucking Young, Papercut, Fault, Zink, Chaos, Satellite, Factice, Genlux , Jón , POSI+IVE, Fantastics, Satellite, Status, Illustrado Dubai, 126, Institute, Daily Mail UK , Grazia, Chalk, Digital Photographer Magazine, E! Online, Just Jared, L’Oeil de la Photographie, Atlas, Ladygunn, Schön! Magazine, Rogue, Huffington Post, American Pro Photo Daily, Buzzfeed, Refinery 29, Deadline, ABook of, The Wrap, FLAUNT, Estetica, Modern Salon, L’Officiel Ukraine, L’Officiel Singapore etc.

Winner 2015 PDN FACES Portrait Photography Competition – Professional : Children/Babies
Winner PDN FACES Portrait Photography Competition – Professional : Commercial/Editorial/Assignment
RAWartist Los Angeles 2012 Photographer of the year
2014 Honorable Mention: International Photography Awards Professional Category- People / Portraits
2014 Honorable Mention: International Photography Awards Professional Category- Advertising / Fashion
2015 Honorable Mention International Photography Awards Professional Category- Fashion: Advertising
2015 Honorable Mention International Photography Awards Professional Category- Fine Art Nudes
2015 Honorable Mention International Photography Awards Philippines Professional Category- Advertising- Fashion
2015 Moscow International Foto Awards Honorable Mention Fine Art Portrait Category
2016 Honorable Mention International Photography Awards Professional Category- Advertising- Fashion
2017 Bronze Winner Moscow International Foto Awards Professional Category- Nudes

Photo Independent / Los Angeles, CA / April 2017
Picture This Gallery / Long Beach, CA / September 2016
Busan Foto Fair (BUFF) / Bexco, South Korea / August 2016
Photo Independent / Raleigh Studos / Los Angeles / April 2016
LA Center of Photography Annual Members Show / DNJ Gallery/ Santa Monica, CA / (July-Aug 2015)
“Paradigms” Group Exhibition / University of the Philippines Los Baños / Philippines / (November 2015)
“LIGHT” Group Exhibition with the Graphics Metropolis Interns / Melrose / (November 2015)
Portfolio Showcase Exhibit at For the Stars Fashion House (October 2013)
RAWatists Los Angeles ACTIVATE (February 29, 2012)
RAWartists Hollywood THE BLEND (May 11, 2012)
RAWartists Los Angeles RAWawards Semifinalist Night (November 2012)
Art Heart’s Fashion PopUp event / Los Angeles / (April 5, 2013)
Coalescence- A night of Art and fashion / Los Angeles / (July 20, 2013)
2011 Snap to Grid Exhibit during the DTLA Artwalk at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Arts (LACDA) -Los Angeles, California/December 2011


AFFILIATIONS: Professional Photographers of America / The Breed / Los Angeles Center of Photography / American Photographic Artists (APA) / Models.com / NIKON USA NPS


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