Breakfast at Plaza Rueda

A street vendor prepares breakfast for this family of three, with the morning rush hour traffic serving as a backdrop to their daily routine. Plaza Rueda, Ermita, Manila. Breakfast from street food vendors, a cup of instant coffee and the occasional cigarette, seems the practical choice for the everyday, masa commuter, at least in these parts. […]

Plaza Rueda, Taft Ave., Manila

An old woman selling various beverages to people on their way to work in front of Plaza Rueda, Taft Ave., Manila. For the past three days, I’ve been at the hospital attending to a family medical emergency. And every morning, I’d walk into the plaza across the street and would get breakfast while watching people go about the morning […]

Paseo Palisoc Circle, Manila

Life imitates art, in this case old-timer, bikers captured in what, to myself, looked like a Michelangelo painting. These three elderly men were having a lively discussion about biking, their loved ones and other random topics. Today I walked a total of 12,098 steps, a distance covering 7.5 kms from Pedro Gil St. to Paseo […]

Monday morning walk, Brgy. Kapitolyo, Pasig

The breakfast club. Brgy., Kapitolyo, Pasig. I started shooting with the Summicron again on my way to work this Monday morning. It has been a while since I last used this lens so I plan on shelving the Super wide Heliar for the next few weeks. It feels good to shoot at 35mm focal length […]

Help Eugene Geronimo a.k.a. @Ugin_x, a fellow street photographer, in his battle with cancer

My friend and fellow street photography hobbyist, Eugene Geronimo, a.k.a., @ugin_x, was diagnosed in October of last year with nasopharyngeal cancer. We used to go and shoot the streets of Manila together before he became ill. Eugene’s battle with cancer is not yet over and he needs our help now more than ever. Eugene recently […]

End Impunity. Our freedom is under siege.

I’d hate to admit, but even as I try my best to not delve into political commentary, the situation everyday compels me to write about what is on my mind. This random image I took yesterday of the National Press Club’s compound from behind a barbed wire fence further convinced me that I should start writing […]

Ormoc, Leyte

Ormoc was brief but it was great, they were celebrating their 69th city charter day when we got to the port on our way to Cebu two weeks ago. Took this photo right before we boarded that SuperCat. Clear skies, no pollution, I barely did any editing. Transferred from my A7SII to my iPhone and uploaded here […]

Noodle man

Noodle man. Ongpin St., Chinatown, Manila. Had a blast shooting with another Instagram user who took the time to meet up and shoot street with me earlier. My phone says I walked a total of 14,059 steps for 11.3km and took six flights of stairs. Seems pretty accurate from how my feet are sore now. […]