Hi, my name is Ira Gatmaitan. There are three things that have become constant in my life so far: my love for taking photos, my penchant for traveling, and my utter need for writing.

Dream. Do. Live. is my notebook for ideas, dreams, and daydreams. I've been writing and blogging since I was 14, moved here and there, and finally found home here in 2012.


I bought my first camera using my first few months’ pay. I’ve become an ultimate snapper ever since. When I was 14 or 15, I was asked, “What do you want to do even if you don’t get paid for it?” I said I wanted to take photos of every sunrise and sunset of places I traveled to and put it all together in a coffee table book. Maybe I’d do that someday.

This year, I’m doing Life Inside The City and Steal That Shoot series. I also freelance some days.


I travel to expand my being an introvert. It has become a goal every year to meet new places and people, to experience what it’s like to be a stranger on a foreign land and to learn something about myself in every trip. I don’t think it will stop ever, I’m addicted.


I cannot NOT write. I don’t know how to draw and that’s fine. But take this away from me, and I’d probably die.


If you would like to have a cup of coffee, collaborate, travel, or shoot with me, just feel free to send me a message at iragatmaitanphotos@gmail.com or use the Contact Form -- I'd love to hear from you!

You can also follow along with my day-to-day adventures by clicking on any of my social media links below.

Thank you for stopping by!


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