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.