Deep Dive

“I am a witty and humorous person”

Arsenio Jr Nidoy about himself

Arsenio, please tell us a bit about yourself

I am an amateur photographer from the Philippines, currently based in the Middle East working in a construction company. I started learning photography in 2012. Back then, I already enjoyed capturing random photos of people in public places although I do not have an idea of what street photography is.

How are you? What have you been up to lately?

Well, I am doing good, just came back from our Europe tour with my wife, now I am back to reality, juggling with work and personal life.

How do you find those funny moments?

Well, I believe I am a witty and humorous person, people would also tell me that, that’s my personality, I guess that helps me to easily spot and compose funny scenes.

Where or from who do you get inspiration from?

When I started street photography, I often browse photos on flicker and on the pages of some famous street photographers, I study them which helps me create my own style and refrain from taking cliché shots. I don’t have any particular inspiration.

How is street photography like in your home country?

I am currently residing in Qatar. When doing street photography here, I have to be extra careful because they have a strict law when it comes to taking photos of individuals, otherwise, I would end up in jail. It is difficult because of the restrictions but thankfully I have managed to took some photos without violating the law.

What else do you like to do besides photography?

Aside from doing Street Photography as my hobby, I am also into caricature and painting bags and shoes as commissioned works.

Any projects you are working on at the moment?

Currently I don’t don’t have any project but me and my Street Photography partner had already released two self published photobooks.

Where can we find more of your work?

Thanks Arsenio!