I’m an American expat living in Manila, Philippines after 7 amazing years in Jakarta, Indonesia. I’ve been living in Asia since 2002.

I’m a Director of Technology, an Apple Distinguished Educator, Apple Professional Development Specialist, and COETAIL instructor. I’m is also co-founder of Innovative Professional Development.

I’m also a passionate photographer with works published worldwide and exhibitions shown in the U.S. and Asia. My photos and writing have been published on CNN International, Yahoo!, and the United Nations among others.

I hold degrees in Engineering and Industrial Design with a Fine Arts major and more recently, a master’s in education.

Keep up with me via:

twitter | flickr | 500px | Instagram | Google+ | LinkedIn

Or simply email me at thejavajive (at) gmail (dot) com


Contact me:

Email: thejavajive [at] gmail [dot] com

Follow me on Twitter, 500px, Instagram, Google+, LinkedIn, Flickr, Smugmug



I shoot digital after a brief, yet passionate affair with film, red lamps, and chemical highs.

Sony A7RII + Metabones IV EF to Sony Adapter

Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS
Canon 17-40mm f/4L
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS
Canon 70-200mm f/4L IS
Canon 35mm f/1.4L
Canon 50mm f/1.8II
Canon 85mm f/1.8
Canon 1.4x Teleconverter
Canon 135mm f/2L

Fuji X-E1
Fujinon 10-24mm
Fujinon 18-55mm
Fujinon 23mm f/1.4
Fujinon 56mm f/1.2

Canon 580EX II Speedlight
Yongnuo 560 Flash
Canon Speedlite 420EX
Manfrotto Tripod and Ballhead
Carbon Fiber Benro Tripod
A Bunch of Crumpler Bags

*Previously used Canon 300D, 350D, 40D, 5D, 5D Mk II, Canon 6D

My Digital Darkroom consists of the following:

27″ 5K iMac 4Ghz i7, 32GB RAM
27″ iMac 3.4Ghz i7, 16GB RAM
13″ MacBook Pro Retina 2.4GhZ

25+ TB of external drives
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Lightroom
Wacom Tablets

I sell prints on Smugmug.

Additional photos that don’t make it to the blog can be seen on Flickr.

Cheers from the Philippines!


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