Jorell Legaspi is a fashion and lifestyle photographer based out of Manila. Born and raised in the Arabian Gulf, and having lived in the Philippines and Africa, Jorell naturally developed a creative approach that transcends different tastes and cultures.
His career began in music marketing and media relations, working for BMG Records in the Philippines. He later moved on to cultural affairs at the Alliance Française de Manille, where close ties and participation in the bustling art community inspired him to pursue photography and visual communication.
Jorell served as Head of Creative Design and Photography Services at The Art of Business, a marketing communications and publishing company in Doha. He quickly became known for contributing bold aesthetics, style and playfulness to every photography project he pursued. As Art and Photography Director of the firm's monthly events publication, Qatar Happening, he played an important role in transforming the popular information guide into a full-sized lifestyle and entertainment magazine.
With an engaging outlook in brand management, publishing and multimedia production, he became an active contributor to Qatar's growing cultural sector as Creative Head of Communications at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art and Head of Publications at the Museum of Islamic Art. He completed his masters in Museum and Gallery Practice at the University College London in Qatar.
Jorell has photographed for several Doha designers, fashion and lifestyle glossies, as well as Middle East editions of international magazines such as Harper's Bazaar, Sur La Terre and Esquire magazines.