About Me

Photo taken by Jake Morales at Mt. Pulag, Kabayan, Benguet, Philippines. 2013

Hey there!

My name is Dre, short for Andreo Bongco. I am both a farmer and a commercial photographer that was born and raised in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, Philippines.

I graduated from the University of Asia and the Pacific (UA&P) in Pasig City, Philippines with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications (IMC) and worked in one of the Philippines' leading advertising agencies, McCann Worldgroup Philippines. The team I was part of specialized in Digital Marketing and Social Media. I handled all business related aspects for my clients and I was a part of the agency's Accounts Department.

I have since left Manila's advertising world and I've come home to Bacolod in order to take on the family business which is involved in mainly sugarcane production and land development.

It was in Bacolod where I also decided to pursue my dream of becoming a commercial photographer. Ever since I worked in the agency in Manila, I've always dreamed of having my own photography agency and studio that provides high quality photos that clients can use for their advertising and marketing efforts.

If you had to ask me what my 'edge' or unique selling proposition is as a photographer, I would have to say that I know how to merge business and art. My strong foundation in marketing and my experience in the advertising industry has led me to quickly grasp the needs and requirements of clients seeking photographic materials for various purposes. This objective understanding of photography as a medium for communication coupled with the creative and artistic eye developed from my art has given me the tools needed to make my client's visions materialize into photographic print.

My services include:

  •  Food Photography
  • Product Photography
  • Architectural Photography
  • Landscape Photography 
  • Corporate Photography
  • Formal Portrait Photography
  • Event Photography
You can check out my portfolio here: (Andreo's Portfolio)

Aside from photography, my other hobbies include tinkering around with an old 4x4 pick up, learning how to be a medic, building a preppers kit, watching old movies, reading a good novel on a rainy day and taking trips up the mountain in order to visit a certain feline in Baguio City.

I see photography as a way to constantly better myself. Not a day goes by without me wanting to learn something new about my art and improve my business. My only wish is that I will be able to share the passion I have for photography and self improvement with other people and allow them to see the world though my eyes one photo at a time.

Photography Awards and Commendations:

  • Behance Portfolio Reviews Bacolod - Best in Photography - November 2014
    • Won the best in photography portfolio award given by Behance, a worldwide website dedicated to showcasing artist's portfolios.

Photography Seminars and Workshops Attended:

  • Philippine Center for Creative Imaging - Basic Photography - July 2013
    • Instructor: Valentino Ley
  • Philippine Center for Creative Imaging - Commercial Portraiture - July 2013
    • Instructor: Dail Deri
  • Philippine Center for Creative Imaging - Professional Food Photography - July 2013
  • Philippine Center for Creative Imaging - Architectural Photography - August 2013
  • Philippine Center for Creative Imaging - Product Photography - August 2013
    • Instructor: Ibarra Deri
  • South Pacific Photo Workshop - Photo Journalism - May 2015

For inquiries you can contact me at:

  • Office Landline: (034) 435 03-63 (Weekdays. Office Hours)
  • Office Address: Upon request.
*** Last updated November 18, 2015***