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Celebrity pho­tog­ra­pher Mark Nicdao was hon­ored by the lux­ury car brand Maserati as one of its “Peo­ple of Pas­sion” last year, along with other in­di­vid­u­als “whose pas­sion brings ex­cel­lence to their work, which in turn cre­ates a rip­ple of change to the com­mu­ni­ties they touch.”

This year, Maserati and Mark col­lab­o­rated on a photo ex­hibit that show­cased, for a change, Mark’s na­ture pho­tog­ra­phy, in­stead of his celebrity por­traits and fash­ion shoots.

All the pho­tos in the ex­hibit, ti­tled X-Ray, were taken in Ice­land back in 2016, when Mark had a fash­ion shoot there.

The well-trav­eled pho­tog­ra­pher, who slept his way through lo­ca­tion changes, said he had no clue on what Ice­land could of­fer. Lit­tle did he know that his jour­ney to the Nordic is­land coun­try would also be his jour­ney to re­dis­cover him­self.

“You know, right at that time, I was halfway through my spir­i­tual ther­apy,” Mark said in his speech at the ex­hibit open­ing. “I was try­ing to cure my­self, but I never thought a place could help out re­ally fast. The minute I got there, it was al­ready a dif­fer­ent kind of air. It gave me some­thing, like, I re­dis­cov­ered my pas­sion.

“I don’t know, I think I lost my pas­sion [for pho­tog­ra­phy] for a time. I was just too stressed out or too anx­ious. So, be­ing there, it changed my point of view about things.”

Mark’s ex­hibit ran from Jan­uary 26 to Fe­bru­ary 2.

x-RAy (MARK NICDAo Photo ex­hIbIt) Au­tostRADA Mo­toRe INC. show­RooM the wellINg­toN CeN­tRe boNI­fA­CIo globAl CIty CoM­Plex, tAguIg CIty JAN­uARy 26, 2018 “This is my sec­ond soul,” Mark said of his photo ex­hibit. “Each pho­to­graph, I showed it, and I’m shar­ing this be­cause it’s some­thing I don’t do much. I don’t share so much of my feel­ings… Right now, since I re­dis­cov­ered my pas­sion, I guess I’m com­ing up with more. It’s like a bot­tle, and it opened. It’s over­flow­ing.”

With Mark are (L-R) surfer Paolo Soler; Ja­son Soong, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor of Au­tostrada Mo­tore Inc.; Alexi de Claro of Hope in a Bot­tle, a brand of pu­ri­fied drink­ing wa­ter; TV host Marc Nel­son; and event host Kel­ley Day.

The group posed for the cer­e­mo­nial check­giv­ing be­tween Maserati and the Gen­er­a­tion Hope Foun­da­tion, as pro­ceeds from Mark’s ex­hibit have been ear­marked for the con­struc­tion of class­rooms, with the Gen­er­a­tion Hope Foun­da­tion as the con­duit.

Carla Humphries (left) and Solenn Heussaff goofed for the YES! pho­tog­ra­pher.

The ex­hibit, called X-Ray, was a col­lec­tion of 26 un­ti­tled pho­to­graphs that were all taken in the is­land coun­try of Ice­land back in Septem­ber 2016.

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