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. […]

Mock battles. Intramuros, Manila

The old walled city of Intramuros, I’d remember myself as a kid let loose on its walls and ruins, reenacting countless sieges and mock battles. It was the 80’s after all, a time without such distractions as the Internet and Social Media, when playing outdoors was part of every kid’s daily routine. I remember a time […]

Singalong, my hood.

This is the neighbourhood I grew up in. I go around and take photos around all the time but rarely publish any of them. I had the privilege of moving away during my teen years to study up north, in Baguio, it was one of the best decisions my parents made for me. Studying up north kept me away […]

Tap Station. Adriatico St., Ermita, Manila

They have a good selection of home brewed beers, their stout is one of the best in the area. Served cold, I occasionally find myself stopping by for a drink due this ridiculous summer heat that we’ve been having these past few months. Taken using a Minolta MD W.Rokkor-X 28mm 1:2.8 lens at 1/100s f/4 ISO 4000. See image […]

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. […]

Carriedo Again

Took a little walk down Quiapo and Sta. Cruz again. I managed to take this photo before the security guard at the LRT station could stop me.Taken using a Voigtlander Super Wide-Heliar 15mm f/4.5 Aspherical III lens at 1/800s f/11 ISO1600. See image on Flickr for EXIF.

Fire breathing. Binondo, Manila

Last year, I told myself that I will arrive much earlier to be able to take more photos of this year’s Chinese New Year celebrations compared to last one. I ended up spending the entire day taking photos, but I got sick almost immediately after and totally forgot about it. It was by the end […]

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 […]

Manila bay, Sony A7SII and Jupiter 37A 135mm

I’d have to admit that yes, I am a gear addict. I love using and pushing whatever it is that is latest and within my reach. I also love vintage mechanical stuff, old printing machines, old cameras and lenses, mechanical watches, etc… Mirrorless cameras allow me to marry these two passions of mine into a […]