Nante Santamaria
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All feels right
by Nante Santamaria - March 14, 2014 - 12:00am
It is an hour before Ernest Greene a.k.a. Washed Out goes up to perform onstage. There he is, standing on the rooftop outside Magallanes’ Alphatents, his dark waves of hair long and weaving into Manila’s...
Role-playing games
by Nante Santamaria - October 4, 2013 - 12:00am
When Ness Roque was cast in Now Showing in 2008, her first film with the Cannes-regular film Raya Martin, she was a 15-year-old college freshman who was spotted in a play as a six-year-old girl. Now, in her second...
Wandering eyes
by Nante Santamaria - September 20, 2013 - 12:00am
Weeks from now, Cenon Norial III is about to see his first magazine cover in print  and for one of the country’s top fashion titles, no less.
Cut for the streets
by Nante Santamaria - August 16, 2013 - 12:00am
Having painted murals in cities as varied as Odessa, Sarajevo, and Bristol, German street artists Jasmin Siddiqui, 32, and Falk Lehmann, 35, together known as Herakut, came to Manila with the most superficial knowledge...
Future perfect: All a blur
by Nante Santamaria - June 28, 2013 - 12:00am
23-year-old photographer Czar Kristoff’s got cool for days and an eye for mood and atmosphere.
A girl by any other name
by Nante Santamaria - June 7, 2013 - 12:00am
Meeting 23-year-old painter Yeo Kaa (not her real name) is meeting a persona, like TAFKAP. “
Future perfect Nature boy
by Nante Santamaria - April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
He arrives without carbon footprint. Marvin Kiefer, whom you might know from his stint on Survivor Philippines, comes to meet Young Star on a longboard.
Sweet dreams are made of these
by Nante Santamaria - April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
More than ever, Manila’s city folks are manic about sweets.
These take the cake
by Nante Santamaria - April 26, 2013 - 12:00am
As much as Cupcakes by Sonja’s has filled the the hole for our sweet yearnings, YStyle picks these zeitgeist matters  from fashion, culture and beauty  that define our dolce vita.
Future perfect: Public’s eye
by Nante Santamaria - April 19, 2013 - 12:00am
Once, street artist BLIC did a tribute project to the miraculous Reina de Cavite, Patroness of the Galleons.
FUTURE PERFECT: Sure realism
by Nante Santamaria - February 22, 2013 - 12:00am
Geloy Concepcion has a trick. Through the mostly grainy monochrome photos of his travels, from the mountains of Hanoi down to Siem Reap and Bangkok, there’s a fact that most people don’t see: he’s...
Checkout counter: Straight to the point
by Nante Santamaria - February 1, 2013 - 12:00am
While I could talk to Karayom face to face, he insisted on wearing a mask for his portrait.
Future perfect: Colossal beginning
by Nante Santamaria - January 25, 2013 - 12:00am
I’m used to having two people come, and we’re good,” recent film school grad Whammy Alcazaren says.
by Nante Santamaria - August 31, 2012 - 12:00am
Chantal Tee is in the middle of the city’s creative hub, but her mind is in the mountain province. It is one of the fashion trends she conceptualized for fall 2013.
Future Perfect: Food shots for thought
by Nante Santamaria - June 29, 2012 - 12:00am
If you dig really deep on the Internet, you’ll find a photo of Mylene Chung in a purple wig.
Future perfect: Solo flights
by Nante Santamaria - June 8, 2012 - 12:00am
In a small art scene of many gallery hoppers incestuously propping each other with self-congratulatory blurbs, premiere solo shows are exciting events.
Future Perfect: Hometown glory
by Nante Santamaria - May 25, 2012 - 12:00am
As a 25-year-old, Emmanuel Natola has also moved places about 25 times in his life.
Future Perfect: Grain of truth
by Nante Santamaria - May 18, 2012 - 12:00am
When Aleyn Comprendio consumed her first roll of TLR film, she didn’t know anything.
Future Perfect Perfect 10
by Nante Santamaria - May 11, 2012 - 12:00am
Mark Striegl now has a perfect 10-0 professional fighting record.
Future Perfect Life of A Party
by Nante Santamaria - April 27, 2012 - 12:00am
When I do things for fun, that’s when they’re recognized.”
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