Month: October 2020
Sining Banwa — a theater group from Legazpi, Albay.
Portraits from Albay, Philippines and Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Pathways. Venice. 2012.
The sudden pause in our world has allowed me to slow down and to revisit the photographs from the past.
We met Mommy Tess, a para-santigwar ( folk healer ) who uses oil, plate, and candle in her traditional healing practice. She narrated her story and showed the ritual to us. What I remember most from the conversation is her conviction while she was explaining pagtubod ( faith ). Without absolute faith in the divine power and in santigwar, healing isn’t certain.
How are you, my creative friends?
Today is World Mental Health Day. How are you, my creative friends?
My everyday view since the lockdown, end of March. Some low moments during this period of uncertainty. Who doesn’t have, anyway? Long-term plans were cancelled bringing forth lost resources and opportunities. Mine included a residency application in Spain and a photographer’s representation in London, which I processed earlier this year. Bummer!
Dear Little Self
With about 30 years of age difference, here are two of many things I can impart to you :
4 years ago, I woke up to the saddest call in my life. On that same day, I took a flight from London to the Philippines. Broken heart. Empty soul. Suddenly, I lost my my best friend.
I traveled around Southeast Asia and photographed many faces, fashion, cultures, and landscapes.