Posted October 29, 2012 by Earl Maghirang in Cosplay

Lensman Jay Tablante Launches Geekology 101 in National Book Store

Every photographer, like every artist, exhibits a unique personality in his work. Throughout his career, photographer Jay Tablante has captured a wide array of images that testify to his being a geek, and his love of the icons that define the growing pop-culture scenes.

Jay launched his first coffee table book, Geekology 101, on October 20, 2012 at the National Book Store, Greenhills Arcade, Greenhills Shopping Center. Geekology 101 is a celebration of geeky imagination and imagery from his work over the last five years. The book highlights his collaborations with fellow professionals in the ad industry who express their geeky sides using their distinct talents and skills.

Geekology 101 showcases some of the most beautiful and noteworthy people in the entertainment and media industry, such as celebrities and artists from the GMA Artist Center, in a variety of iconic pop-culture scenes. Jay’s subjects in this book include Rhian Ramos, Bianca King, Aljur Albrenica, Kris Bernal, Barbie Forteza, and Solenn Heusaff, among others. Alodia Gosiengfiao, one of the most popular cosplay icons in Asia, graces the cover.

Jay believes that being a geek should be celebrated, and with Geekology 101, he shares that passion with the world. In tune with similar efforts by other generous individuals and communities in the Philippines, some proceeds of the book will be donated to Canon Marketing Philippines, Inc.’s “Print for Smiles” campaign. The said program raises funds for Operation Smile, a medical campaign that provides free reconstructive cleft lip and palate surgeries to young people in need. More information on Operation Smile can be found in their webiste (http://philippines.operationsmile.org/).

Geekology 101 is published by National Book Store. The book will be available for P345 in NBS, Powerbooks and Bestsellers branches. Shop online at www.nationalbookstores.com. Follow National Book Store on Facebook and Twitter for exclusive promos and contests.

Earl Maghirang