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Inspiring

[vc_row row_content_width="grid"][vc_column offset="vc_col-lg-offset-2 vc_col-lg-8"][vc_column_text]Macoy Averilla never set out to do a promotional video for Netflix’s hit series Insatiable. He also never expected to get tapped by a couple of local brands to create sponsored dubbed videos through his popular online persona “MacoyDubs.” But when your video of the Mean Girls iconic cafeteria scene gets over a million views and more than 17,000 shares, brands can’t help but take notice. Macoy quickly gained internet fame this year after a handful of his dubbed videos went viral. You’ve probably seen his versions of some of the most memorable scenes from The Devil Wears Prada,

“I have always been that fly on the wall and photography has always been my way of interacting with the world,” says Jake Verzosa, photographer and, more accurately, visual storyteller. As a teenager, he started using his father’s cameras and darkroom gear; and used them all through college. After graduation, Verzosa worked as a programmer in Manila. Two years later, though, in 2002, the pull of photography became too strong to ignore. He quit his desk job and became a freelance photographer—and didn’t earn in cash in the beginning. His career was a slow burn. He didn’t know how to pursue photography