Published 2013 in Manila Bulletin under the Ang I.N.K. corner feature. An illustration depicting the suddenness of having your own creative muse flee from between your entangled fingers.Read more "Flight of the Muse"
This personal project aimed to depict mental illnesses into its most essential, graphic design form. These were printed on stiff board cards. On the opposite side, common yet harmful ‘quotes’ were printed out to raise awareness about the issues and stigma that sufferers face.Read more "Mental Essence"
As a sign of contrition and repentance, Filipino volunteers engage in the yearly tradition of Penitensya. An ancient and bloody tradition, Penitensya pits man’s flesh against self-inflicted wounds, exemplifying Catholic piety and devotion in one of the holiest days of the year: Good Friday. Volunteers would kneel down, while assistants would run a blade down […]Read more "Penitensya"
I decided to head to the Munoz wet market early in the morning (6 am!) to capture a few quick snaps. Even this early, the market was already bustling with activity. Inside, it was chaos. Hundreds of people jammed together in a tight space, all looking for the best deals on meats, vegetables, and other […]Read more "Wet Market Photography"
A quick commission work I did for a friend’s video game character. The summoner gazes back, hiding secrets behind a quiet smile.Read more "Summoner’s introspection"
I decided to do a more thorough test of the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, and the results simply wow me. I may just use this as my daily driver for real. Here are some photos I took of Metro Manila — the beautiful, the crowded, the vivid. A bustling metropolitan area with over 12 million […]Read more "Testing out a new lens part II: Metro Manila"
I bit the bullet and bought the second ever lens for my camera! It’s a fairly basic Canon EF 50mm f/1.8, but I’m still amazed at how sharp and how much depth of field it can generate. Here are a few test shots I took on my commute to and back from work. Pretty neat! […]Read more "Testing out a new lens"