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"
For this drawing, my challenge was to localize a Tarot card. I picked the Lovers, as it felt apt for Valentines’ season. The two figures shown in the drawing are Maganda and Malakas (lit. ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Strong’ in Filipino). According to myth, they were the first man and woman in the world. They were imprisoned […]Read more "Malakas and Maganda, the Lovers"
My friends and I had the pleasure of visiting the Pettyjohn Household in Pansol, Laguna. Jon and Tessy Pettyjohn are renowned globally for their pioneering work in ceramics and pottery, so it was an honor to not only stay at their house, but also to be surrounded by incredible works of art. It was also […]Read more "Pansol Pottery"
An illustration of one of my favorite quotes from Philippine speculative short fiction. “Epefania, who had only her heartbreaks to talk about, eventually ran out of willing ears to share her romantic commiserations: in the end, she only had the sun, moon, and stars to turn to for company.” The Sugilanon of Epefania’s Heartbreak by […]Read more "Epefania’s Heartbreak"