Photography

 

Capturing life’s wonders through street and travel photography.

The Secret Life of Moss at Gioji

Back in my Japan trip, I took a detour into a small and tucked-away shrine in the western district of Arashiyama in Kyoto. And was I glad to have been there. In its tiny confines was a whole universe of verdant greenery, abundantly expressed through various species of moss. Layers of it hugged the ground, creating a symphony of texture and life.

Penitensya

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.

The Bustle of Metro Manila

Metro Manila — the beautiful, the crowded, the vivid. A bustling metropolitan area with over 12 million souls, it offered me the perfect opportunity to capture a few snapshots of its busy people.

Tokyo Sumo Bout

Matches were short, but intense. At the shout of the referee, each wrestler would run towards one another with great energy, and attempt any one of the many maneuvers that could land their opponent out of the ring or onto the floor.

Hong Kong: Urban Jungle

Hong Kong’s atmosphere strikes a wild, multilayered timbre that reflects the city’s very own aesthetic. Strolling through the city, it almost seemed like every single person and building in the city was infused by the feeling of movement. Everything must be on the go. If it cannot be moved, then something else must move, on top of it.

Zen in Eikando

The foliage of Eikando Temple is said to be most spectacular during Autumn. During the season, evening lights illuminate red leaves that stretch out towards the starry sky. I arrived there last year just as summer was ending; the scarlet hues that would eventually dominate Eikando’s foliage had not yet fully taken root. Still, the small splashes of orange among the trees whispered of eagerness for another season, another turn of the year, in this quiet corner of the world.