Early Rolls and 35mm Film Thoughts

I began to love film photography during a sojourn in San Fernando, Pampanga. I found an F100 online and 16 rolls of expired YKL100 at a Fujifilm shop along OG road.  Because I shot those rolls early in my film journey, the images they contain are nostalgic and dear to me.  The vignetting on some…

Caveat Venditor: Aljun At the Footbridge

Commuters need good food. They use a lot of energy–and time–in traffic and transit, so every moment they can save counts. They often want to reach their workplace armed with a packed meal or two as “baon”, saving time they would otherwise lose to the lunch rush later in the day. Vendors like Aljun meet…

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.

Exploratiologo Ortigas Gallery

All five of the daily choices from Exploratiologo Ortigas in one place. Day One is here.  Day Two.  Day Three.  Day Four. Day Five.

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 5 of 5

Day Five of Exploratiologo Ortigas fell on a Sunday. Most of the streets were empty, and I managed to give Ingy a copy of her portrait before snapping the shot of the day. Here is the photo for Day 5:    Below the scrawl is the word “Saya,” a Filipino term for happy. Around the…

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 4

Day 4 had the shortest shooting time, at about 25 minutes, in the lowest light I had across five days. As it happened, I spent a greater part of the morning playing with my 11 month old son, who managed to rise early that day. Best use of time, I tell you. Someone once commented…

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day 3 of 5

On Day 3 of the exciting Exploratiologo Ortigas, I came across a lady with a cute little handkerchief over her head, presumably to keep the gentle shower from wetting her hair. I’ve heard folk tales about these gentle showers bringing the most perilous fevers. Maybe that was the purpose for her headgear. I never asked….

Exploratiologo Ortigas, Day One (5 Day Project)

I took five mornings to do 30-60 minutes of shooting, with one photo making it to a post from each day. Rules: 1. Digital or Film allowed. 2. Walkspace limited to 2km radius. 3. Wait 5 days before sharing each day’s work. Here’s day 1 (2-24-16, ): Hand of Friendship. Thoughts: After some sidewalk shots…