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Author: Rom Matibag

Rom is a New York City based Headshot and Portrait photographer in Queens and has a degree in Nursing and background in Physical Therapy, Philosophy and Theology. His experience in photography includes his various works in Australia, Los Angeles and New York for over ten years. He was a professional blogger and web designer and previously worked in IBM and Nestle.

ROMP Studios just opened it’s Modest Photography Studio To Its CLients

I used to dream and wish about this a couple of years ago. I never imagined I would be able to put up my own studio.

New Yorkers Celebrate Biden Win

But this night was different. New Yorkers poured onto the Times Square streets to cheer on cars and buses passing by honking their horns and waving flags in approval with the crowd.

New York Is Not A Ghost Town

Donald Trump just claimed that New York City is a ghost town in the Final Presidential Debate. So I took my camera out to see if there was a hint of truth to his claim.

VIDEO: Photographers’ ‘10,000 Headshots’ Initiative Offers Free Headshots to Unemployed During Pandemic

Rom Matibag knows what it’s like to be without a job, which is why he’s joined the the “10,000 Headshots” initiative and is taking professional headshots for free for people who are unemployed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Look Good, Feel Good: Former Seminarian Uses Photography Skills to Help Unemployed New Yorkers During Pandemic

Richmond Hill resident Rom Matibag used his talents to help out-of-work New Yorkers during the nationwide 10,000 Headshots photo initiative by Headshot Booker and Brookfield Properties.

PHOTOGRAPHERS’ ‘10,000 HEADSHOTS’ INITIATIVE OFFERS FREE HEADSHOTS TO UNEMPLOYED DURING PANDEMIC

Rom was working hard July 22, taking professional headshots with the “10,000 Headshots” initiative. 200 photographers in locations across the country are taking headshots free-of-charge to help people gain a job and some self-esteem.

REMEMBERING THE NY COMIC CON LAST YEAR

My first attendance of the New York Comic Con last year was a blast. This year, the entire conference goes virtual due to the pandemic. It’s not the same. This is NYCC 2019 last year through my lenses. It took me a full year before I finally post them.

MAKING IT TO THE 10,000 HEAD SHOTS

I was very fortunate to be part of the pionerring team of Peter Hurley and Tony Tafe’s 10,000 Head Shots initiative all over the country. We started at 400 and made the final 200 cut. It wasn’t really easy but it was indeed a learning experience working with the pros.

AND THE CITY AWAKENS

On June 8, 2020, New York City finally entered the Phase 1 of its reopening. New Yorkers who hunkered down gradually emerges from their isolation. These are the images of the first ten days of the first phase of easing the city’s lockdown restrictions.

THE MORNING AFTER

On the night of June 1, 2020, barely a week into the BLM protest, rioters and looters infiltrated the peaceful protesters against racism. These are the images I captured on the morning after looters broke into Macys and other stores in Manhattan.