Posts tagged Photography

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The Abelling Anito Festival. For more visit Kamusta? Magazine’s Three-part series on the tribe’s fading rites.

March 2014 | San Jose, Tarlac

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Higantes Island and Manila Bay

Posted 3 months ago

April 13, 2014 | Sombrero Island, Batangas

Posted 3 months ago

Owen Sanico at Planet Dive Resort.

April 12, 2014 | Mabini, Batangas

Posted 4 months ago

Mactan to Manila

July 17, 2013

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March 30, 2014 | Mabini, Batangas

Posted 4 months ago


We were in San Jose, Tarlac to for the Abelling Tribe’s Anito Festival. Rituals have been going on for a week in one house to transfer the Anito from an aging tribesman to a younger host. During this afternoon, the elders were chanting, dancing, and performing other rituals. But just right next the small crowd were kids running around, playing with their phones, and mocking the elders’ dances.

I saw this girl sitting in the same spot facing the wall. I sat behind her to wait for a good shot. While I was waiting, kids in the house started gathering behind me. They probably noticed that my camera was facing towards the sitting baby in front of us so they called her. For a few minutes they called, “Angel, Angel.”, but still she wouldn’t budge. Then a girl came in and turned her around. After a few clicks people stopped walking in between, and I got this shot. 

Aside from the final photo, what I liked more about this photo was how she got to pose and what was happening right next to her. After years into photography, the most important thing I learned is that the story behind the photo is what makes it meaningful.

March 23, 2014 | San Jose, Tarlac

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March 1, 2014 | Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

Posted 4 months ago

Chaz and Dominic at a vulcanizing shop. We did a 70 kilometer bike ride around Jala-jala. The roads were bad and we got flat tires twice. Luckily, there were a lot of vulcanizing shops along the route.

March 15, 2014 | Mabitac, Laguna

Posted 4 months ago

Pinoy Prides

January 24, 2014 | Iloilo City, Iloilo

Posted 4 months ago

Malasimbo 2014

March 1, 2014 | Puerto Galera, Oriental Mindoro

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January 16,2014 | Balicasag Island, Bohol

Posted 6 months ago

Vendors outside Quiapo Church the night before the Feast of the Black Nazarene that draws in millions of devotees from all over the Philippines. It is said that if you are able to touch the Black Nazarene statue or the rope pulling its trolley during the procession, your wishes will be granted.

January 8, 2013 | Quiapo, Manila

Posted 6 months ago

Two ways to explore beneath the waves: with a SCUBA, or with just your skin.

January 15, 2014 | Panglao Island, Bohol

Posted 6 months ago

Pong Pagong.

Found a turtle today.

January 16, 2014 | Balicasag Island, Bohol