Due to numerous fan requests and fan-made covers, the Philippine TV’s current “It” couple, Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza, are on the cover of this month’s Preview Magazine.

Well, like all things ALDUb, there’s a catch. The pair could not be photographed together, much less be in the same place at the same time before their record-breaking “Sa Tamang Panahon” event last October 24. What a challenge, right?

So, the Preview team had to carefully orchestrate a production flow that would allow the shoot to happen within one day at Sulo Hotel, Quezon City. Creative Director Vince Uy, who also styled the shoot, also made arrangements for pieces from Gucci’s Cruise 2016 collection to be flown in, just for the

Here is the most interesting part. While Alden was in front of the camera, Preview’s Editorial Assistant Yanna Lopez, was the lucky (stressing the word — LUCKY) stand-in talent for Maine while Associate Art Director Eugene David was the stand-in for Alden during Maine’s shoot.


And thanks to modern technology (aka Photoshop) and the superb editing skills of the magazine’s creative team, the results were seamless perfection. Here below is an alternate cover. You really must get a copy like right now!


So what’s my key takeaway from all of this? It’s all about teamwork. In amongst the models, stylists, photographers, set designs and assistants, you’ll find people from all walks of life, pooling together their talents and experiences to help realise a shared creative goal. This is exactly what I love in this industry that I am in. It’s all about conceptualizing, helping and feeding from each other’s ideas that really make a good photo/video.

For more #kiligpamore photos, grab a copy of Preview Magazine’s November issue which is now available on newsstands and in bookstores, convenience stores, and supermarkets nationwide. A digital edition is also available for download through Apple Newsstand, Buqo and Zinio.

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