During a photo walk at Talad Phlu in Bangkok, Joan rediscovered her passion for photography. She has a natural eye for art and beauty. Despite being new to digital photography she already had composed interesting photos that caught the attention of a Bangkok based professional artist and hobbyist photographer, Ali Bernie Buga-ay.
Her interest in photography started with her cousin Zernan Mataya, a hobbyist photographer based in Manila. Despite Joan’s lack of knowledge in the basics of photography, she works hard to excel in her new found hobby. She loves photographing flowers, insects, portraits of people and anything she finds interesting.
She works as a financial controller for Logonet Asia, (Hong Kong, Thailand, Bangladesh and China). Her frequent trips to some parts of Asia present her a great opportunity to pursue her passion.
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Major in Management Accounting (2000)
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EFS 18-55mm
Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS