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Jason Dy shoots Zephanie, Alex Diaz for One Mega Group front covers

September 01, 2021

MANILA — Cornerstone Entertainment Inc. celebrates their 15 strong years in the entertainment industry and show business this year, partnering with One Mega Group in a cross-label front page take over, featuring some of the agency's prime cream of the crops. Plus, exclusive spotlight on artists' stories laid across inside pages.

Singer Jason Dy, who is one of the agency's talents, flaunts his visual arts panache with his high fashion photos of Zephanie for OneMega.com and of Alex Diaz for MEGA Style, that are on the cover pages of the September 2021 releases of the mentioned magazine labels.




Considering himself visual as a creative, Jason takes his new-found hobby in photography to the next level by "taking (himself) out of the picture, literally". To him, the joy of photography lies in the fact that photos need not to always spotlight himself unlike in singing—it could be about other people too, where he could just freely express himself as an artist behind the camera without the pressure to step into the frame.



Starting with "self-timed" selfies complimented by friends in the industry, Jason self-taught himself to maneuver this craft by watching YouTube videos, reading up articles online, and consuming huge amounts of related media content. His dream of shooting high fashion portraits came to life when he was tapped for a collaboration project with One Mega Group.

Take a look at Jason's glossy photo dreams—a first big click into his photography passion, realized on the front covers of magazines.

Here is OneMega.com's September 2021 issue, All Eyes On: Zephanie:




On the other hand, Jason takes Alex Diaz on a gender-bending concept, and challenges the heteronormative with the Let Boys Be Femme front pager on MEGA Style's September 2021 release:




Asked for his one big advice for aspirants like him, emerging photographer Jason Dy expressed to just "go for it... Try lang nang try!... Wala namang masama kung susubukan mo lang. 'Wag mo ibo-box yung sarili mo into one specific path... Try to learn something new everyday."



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Meanwhile, more of the agency's A-list artists, including the company's president himself, Mr. Erickson Raymundo, grace the September covers of One Mega Group's further labels such as Lifestyle Asia, MEGA Magazine, MEGA Entertainment, MEGA Man, Nylon, and Modern Parenting PH.




Asked why they decided to partner with One Mega Group and why he thinks it is important against a backdrop of the pandemic-stricken times, Mr. Raymundo expressed, "With One Mega Group, we are able to front and provide a spread for our variety of talents that is as broad as MEGA's expansive label pages. Through this, we wanted to become a resounding voice that celebrates with people's victories—big and small—even those compromised by the pandemic."


Words by Gab Torres