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Over the years, Hernando had amassed a treasure trove of images, that, when pieced together, offer rarely seen perspectives of Filipino moviemaking, as well as a history of Filipino cinema.He worked exclusively with the greats, which added even more importance to the pictures he took.lying in a coffin—while the director Mike de Leon, actress Anita Linda and DOP Rody Lacap look on.There is the one with Hilda Koronel on the set of , where the actress seems to be internalizing her character’s fate— the submissive married woman who meets a young bachelor at the wrong time.
In 1970, FIP head Ben Pinga would recommend Hernando as assistant director (AD) to Ishmael Bernal who was then making his full-length debut feature entitled .
While his aesthetics were no doubt influenced by the European New Wave filmmakers, his exposure to some of the most sophisticated minds in local film only served to hone his craft.
Just as his short films were recently screened in small retrospectives, his body of work in photography was exhibited twice: once at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and the more recent one at Archivo 1984.
Hernando would get to work with De Leon on his next assignment: he was asked to take some photos of , one of the director’s first full-length features.
It would be the beginning of a longtime friendship and collaboration.
Hernando was also an ardent supporter of the Society of Film Archivists (SOFIA) and audiovisual archiving in the Philippines.