"The biggest compliment someone can give me is to look at one of my photos or films and say that's a Johan Corilla. I know processing a photograph takes less time than say painting a portrait but when I take a photo, I hope it has a style that reflects who I am at the time."
"I experiment with my photography by trying to make them appear more like film. Film has a texture digital photography can not replicate. Or who knows.. it might be more of a style thing than anything. I could just be crazy in thinking this."
"I want to be the type of director that understand each department. I took a make-up course so I can have compassion for the hair and make-up department when they say it will take us 2 hours to apply this make-up onto the actor. Every department has a vital job on set. As a director, it's my job to make their job easier and bring each department together."
"This is my cousin Jasmine. She is my personal model. Whenever I get a new lens or new tool or read upon a new style of editing photos, I call her. She happily agrees to take photos. One day I will pay her back."
Testing out a new lens: Canon L-series 24-70mm vii f/2.8.
"Photographs are two dimensional. I know photographers that try everything to give them depth. They emphasis texture, increase contrast, use lights for separation, all sorts of techniques. Their work is so technical that they forget to direct the talent."
"For every photograph I take, for every film project I do, I experiment 100 times over. This photography is from a time when I was trying to learn about my style of color. It was a lesson in pushing colors to their breaking limits. I learned immensely from this session."