Working With Presets, Entry 1 (VSCO 00)

This is the first of five posts exploring the use of presets to enhance the storytelling power of images. In the same way that film photographers rely on proven methods of analog editing / enhancement to tell a story (manual doge and burn, push and pull developing), presets (commercial or home-made) can be useful components…

Collector

I met R after he had traveled from Tarlac to San Fernando, gathering recyclables along the way, in the hope of selling them.

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.

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 2

The Day 2 shoot happened on February 25, 2016, the 30th Anniversary of People Power.    The photo shows peace enforcers between 8-9 a.m., as they await the crowds en route to the celebration. On the upper left, we see the EDSA Shrine in the distance, also called The Shrine of Mary, Queen of Peace….

Dealing with the Heat

Some people use umbrellas as a shield from the blistering rays of the summer sun.    Others follow the way of  the ninja:   My style is to get a cup of ice cold water, which I, at some point, just might pour on my head. 

Friendly Neighbors 

Walking down the Jasa highway again this morning, I came across one of my first subjects.  I asked her how she was doing, and she launched into a full scale update. She later introduced me to her neighbors who invited me in. They graciously allowed me to take some photographs: Erika and Daniela:   Rodel…

More monochrome moments 

The two kids above looked poised for a prank. The fellow above looked like he really loved his snack. That’s Mountain Dew in the plastic bag. Good choice, sir. The way the man stood in the photo above felt very dramatic to me. Feel his powerful stillness. In the final photo, the emotion seems to emanate…