Erwin Canlas

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Having been named one of Status Magazine’s photographers to watch in 2017, Erwin Canlas made his way on the radar as an industry newbie who, right off the bat, had a distinct look and a clear sense of his aesthetic. He got his start contributing to youth-oriented media brand Young Star and furthered his training under the tutelage of fellow fashion photographer Paolo Pineda, with whom he was able to learn the editorial ropes on the set of shoots for Preview, Cosmopolitan, SM and Robinsons.


Today, Erwin’s affinity for clean, quirky imagery (that is equal parts expressive and unafraid to be young) has attracted prestigious publications like MEGA Magazine, Preview, Lifestyle Asia, Status, Young Star and Garage among others. He’s also worked with retail giants SM Store, SM Woman and Penshoppe and got to shoot his first ad campaign with Oxygen featuring fresh faces Donny Pangilinan, Kiana Valenciano and Mauri Loosli in November 2017.