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 […]

Palanca St., Quiapo

Like birds on a power line. Construction workers and patrons patiently wait for the Black Nazarene to pass at the Translacion of the 2016 Feast of the Black Nazarene. This is my first time to shoot during the Feast of the Black Nazarene. You may browse through my other entries from this event here. Taken […]

Meat Market, Tagaytay

Took a day trip on Rizal Day to get to Tagaytay’s Mahogany meat market, which is popular for their Bulalo and fresh Batangas beef. Taken using a Leica Summicron-M 1:2/35mm ASPH lens at 1/250s f/8 ISO 800. See image on Flickr for EXIF. Posted originally on my Instagram.

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 […]

Humans of San Andres Bukid: Not much to say

“Every day I fight these little battles inside. My mind is a warzone. To keep things to myself or to spill out my guts, I must be really terrible at this, for I fail, every single time.” Manong, Resident Tambay I This post is part of my Humans of San Andres Bukid series. I live […]

Master and follower, Paris

A man and his tiny dog, walking the streets of Paris. The last time I was here in Paris{:target=”_blank”}, I only had an iPhone 5s with me and used that to shoot around{:target=”_blank”}. Taken with a Sony A6000 and a Leica Summicron-M 1/2:35mm ASPH 35mm lens at 1/400s f/2.8 ISO 320. See image on Flickr{:target=”_blank”} […]

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 […]

Manila Street Photography: Cigar man. POV

I was with a group of four on one of those roughly planned photo walks, in the rain, on our way to the port area when we ran into this man who just lit up a cigar. “Sayang“, I said while motioning with my hand and camera if I could shoot so as not to […]