Adarna

Fall, 2018​
Art direction, photography

Inspired by the Filipino legend, Adarna, a mythical bird that alternated between luminous colors after each song, we sought to create a shoot that visualized the talent of three Filipinx students. Casey Ramos, a poet and singer, Rosie Reyes, a poet and dancer, and Nikka Palapar, a dancer, singer, and designer, are all members of the Boston Universtiy Filipino Student Association (BUFSA). Much like the Adarna bird's ability to express its divine powers and heal through song and color, these students' self-expression radiates a similar energy– one that is able to unify and grow far beyond the Filipino community. The golden tones and fluid compositions are an homage to the beauty of the legendary songbird.