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 […]

Plaza Miranda. Quiapo, Manila.

This is the first time I took my 15mm lens for a walk. It was one of those Sundays where I didn’t have any plans set, so I decided to take photos from Quiapo to Escolta, then from there to Plaza Mexico, Intramuros and into Liwasang Bonifacio. Ran into a lot of interesting subjects too. […]

Devotee, Palanca St., Quiapo

A devotee making his way through the thick crowds. I encountered a lot of tired but determined faces throughout the day. Took this while I was on a 35mm lens in a dimly lit part of the covered sidewalk, trying to get near a lamp post ahead to help secure my position and was my […]

Manila by Night: Commuting in the Dark

A visually-impared, elderly man and his guide waits for a bus along EDSA in the late evening. This was taken during the just recently concluded APEC Ministerial and Economic Leaders’ meetings held in Manila from November 16 to 19. Night street photography can be very frustrating if you don’t have gear and glass that can […]

Hold close to your heart

Hold close to your heart those that are dearest to you. And yes, I’m talking about your iPhone. The guy in the background didn’t take the man’s phone but just minutes later offered me a watch and an iPhone 6. He must be a good salesman, selling wares in the streets at night at such […]

Happy Halloween

This was an accidental click. It was pitch black and I was just trying to measure the light and take a photo of the metalwork when this figure literally popped into my frame as my eye was on the EFV, startling me. I almost jumped, but found myself clicking as I was catching my breath. […]

Humans of San Andres Bukid: Eksena sa Jeep

Jeepney passenger at the intersection of San Andres St. corner Osmeña Ave., Manila. This post is the first in my Humans of San Andres Bukid and Commuting in Manila series, a subset of my Streets of Manila set of images. Taken with a Sony A6000 and a Nikon Nikkor 50mm f/1.2 AI-S lens at 1/125s […]

Binondo, Manila

I went for a brief walk in Chinatown with a friend last August and captured this young man pulling an overloaded cart as I was about to sit down on a bench. Carts like these are the lifeblood of businesses in this district. It also appears most of these workers appear to be minors or […]