Caveat Venditor: Cebu, Metro Manila, Pampanga 

Caveat Venditor features street vendors in their local contexts. Above: vendor by the Philhealth building, Cebu. Below: Taho vendor along EDSA, Metro Manila. Below: Vendor along MacArthur Highway, San Fernando Pampanga. First post of Caveat Venditor appears here.

Caveat Venditor: Entry One

The risks for modern-day street merchants abound: exposure to extortion, violence, unhealthy conditions, in addition to the burden of being breadwinners amid the mounting vicissitudes of life.

Little Glimpses

Now that my son is 2 months old, and Hannah a toddler, it’s a rare occasion that I can shoot on the street.  It feels so good to hold a camera after a long break.  Earlier, I came across these kids peering into a new construction site.       It reminded me of how I’ve always…

Pre-climb

I met Eric and co. as they waited for a bus en route to Tarak ridge. They told me that once I tasted a single climb, I would be hooked. They were proof:  while they each had day jobs, they found time to head to the mountains regularly. I wished them luck and they graciously…

Amazing people

   I ran into Gloria again, faithfully sweeping her assigned location, as her colleague Roberto does everyday.  I have a great deal of affection for street sweepers, garbage collectors, and others who do the hard, good work of keeping the city clean. I think we should thank them every single chance we get, and I try…

Coffee Love And What it Can Teach Us About Photography (And Life!)

1. In coffee, and photography, magic happens when the right elements come together. It is a magical moment when the right bean, roast, grind, and extraction method combine. The result is a perfect cup of coffee, subjective as that may be. Coffee- like photography- is what you make of it, after all. 2. Coffee is…