My name is Anthony Maureal, but I go by my nickname, “Mogli.” I was born in the Philippines, on an island-city called Cebu. When I was 6 years old, my family moved to Seoul, South Korea. Four years later, we moved to San Jose, California where I was introduced to a third language, a new country, and a lot of cool things that would influence me for the rest of my life.
I discovered my passion for extreme sports and the love for music. I started drumming when I was 13 with a garage band but really began developing my chops while performing with the award-winning, almighty Drumline of Homestead High School’s marching band in Cupertino, CA from 2005-2009.
After graduating high school, I studied at SAE Expression College (formerly known as Ex’pression College for Digital Arts,) and majored in Sound Arts. At Ex’pression, I learned how to be a creative professional, specializing in studio recording, audio post-production, live sound, and music production. Throughout my studies, I was exposed to many different genres of music and a variety of art forms.
My passion for photography caught me by surprise. While traveling through Peru in 2013, I snapped a shot of the city of Cuzco with my iPhone 4s. I decided to submit it to a photo contest on a whim. A few months later…BAM! I won the contest and, with the $1,000 prize money, I was able to buy my first DSLR camera. I’ve been shooting away ever since.
After graduating in 2012, I've been working all over the San Francisco Bay Area as a Photographer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Music Producer, and Drummer. Currently, two of my biggest projects have been performing with the award-winning band, MAD NOISE, as well as performing and producing music and soundtrack for the theater/band/film troupe, RADIX, where I am also the photographer and core member of the film production crew.
Out here living in Oakland, CA, I’ve learned how to adapt, adjust, and appreciate everything around me. With my “always a student” mentality, I try to push my boundaries, experimenting in new ways, and using creativity to evolve as a person and artist.
Collaborative fun with the homie Mikl Barton