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Sunrise in Baler, Aurora

Sunrise in Baler, Aurora   Photographer’s note: Nikon D750, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

I met The Joker

I met The Joker Featuring: Ethaniele Loise Abella, Aiky Ausa & The Joker (as Himself) Make-up Artist: Scarlet Dela Rea Location: Hangar X Studio (GPS coordinates: unknown)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, LeicaView full post »

Macro Adventures 8

Macro Adventures 8 Before we move on to my next mis-adventure, I’ll share some more photos from the bigger (/smaller — whichever you see it, haha!) side of the world… Cheers!   Photographer’s note: PanasonicView full post »

Macro Adventures 7

Macro Adventures 7 Back to some adventures with my favorite macro lens – the Panasonic Leica 45mm 2.8, aka PL45! What I love with this is I can bring a dedicated macro lens especially when on travel, minus the weight and bulk of itsView full post »

The other side of Manila

The other side of Manila… here’s another look from the usual uber-urbanized metropolis and capital of the Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPHView full post »

A Slice of Life in Manila

A slice of life in Manila… the energy of life in the capital is like clockwork, there is that spontaneity of movement and chaotic chorus of urban life. I love to shoot in places like this. There is that constant kinetics that makesView full post »

Happy New Year 2015

Happy New Year 2015! 2014 has been a difficult and challenging year for us… a lot of lessons along the way. Let us hope that these life’s lessons will shape, mold and hone us to be better. The evils will always be there toView full post »

Hours After Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 7, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours After Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby) — It was more than 12 agonizing hours of relentless rain and battering winds, the sheer thundering sound of it certainly keeps you on your senses for the wholeView full post »

Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)

December 6, 2014, Tacloban City: Hours before Typhoon Hagupit (Ruby)… As I type this, we are experiencing torrential rainfall and winds and it’s getting stronger by the hour. Expected landfall in Northern Samar by aroundView full post »

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after.

My Yolanda Photowalk – A year after… November 8, 2014 – I spent the day hopping from one place to the other, trying to catch a glimpse of the life exactly a year after typhoon Yolanda devastated Tacloban City and theView full post »

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial

Yolanda Candlelight Memorial, November 8, 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Nikkor AF 10.5mm 2.8 Fisheye DXView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda First Anniversary

Typhoon Yolanda First Anniversary. It’s been a year! The hardships and struggles we endured through these trying times were one of the most dramatic phases of our lives to date. There are still many challenges ahead, let us brace forView full post »

A Photo walk in Tacloban Aftermath Yolanda

A photo walk in Tacloban aftermath Typhoon Yolanda. After the typhoon, simple things in life all the more matter. An early morning (or late afternoon) photo walk in and around the city can be as fulfilling than ever before. For some, itView full post »

10 months After Typhoon Yolanda

10 months after Typhoon Yolanda – just like that. Here are some shots I have taken lately… I’ll let the photos speak for what is the real score of the life here. Despite of what have happened, I can see the resilience ofView full post »

Barangay Payapay, San Jose – July 2014

Barangay Payapay, San Jose – July 2014 (Tacloban City, Philippines)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summarit-M 90mm 2.5View full post »

Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose – June 2014

Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose – June 2014 (Tacloban City, Philippines)   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH  View full post »

8 months after Typhoon Yolanda

8 months after Typhoon Yolanda   Photographer’s note: Leica M Monochrom, Leica Summilux-M 50mm 1.4 ASPH, Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4, Nikkor AFS 24mm 1.4, Nikkor AFS 17-35mm 2.8View full post »

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome 2014

Carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome 2014 The carnival at the Tacloban Astrodome has been a yearly event during the fiesta month of June. It’s nostalgia to be able to go there and see how life is getting back to where it was before.View full post »

Sangyaw Festival 2014

Sangyaw Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFD 85mm 1.4View full post »

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014

Pintados Kasadyaan Festival 2014, Tacloban City, Philippines.   Photographer’s note: Nikon D800E, Nikkor AFS 70-200mm 2.8 VRIIView full post »

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis

Typhoon Yolanda Aftermath: Rawis. This is one of the places I frequently visited over the last few months. The place is known to have the cargo ship that carried full load of sacks containing cement, and was forcefully moved by the typhoonView full post »

Grand Santa Cruzan 2014 in Tacloban City

Grand Santa Cruzan 2014 in Tacloban City. Life after Typhoon Yolanda has not been easy… but life has to move on. And the resiliency of the people is what defines its character. The practice of age-old traditions like the Grand SantaView full post »

A revisit to Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose

A revisit to Barangay Costa Brava, San Jose… the living conditions in this barangay is still reminiscent of the effects of Typhoon Yolanda, as if the storm has just left a few weeks ago. Sad to say, the improvements in this place areView full post »

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda

Santo Niño Church after Typhoon Yolanda. Much have been destroyed, and even churches were not spared from the typhoon. This church is particularly important to the people of Tacloban City since this houses the patron saint of the cityView full post »