Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'll be covering a traditional Mangyan wedding this weekend. The wedding is not til Saturday but I've decided to go down from Baguio earlier to have time for visiting family and friends.
In the first photo is John Zachary, my one month old nephew. Next is one year old Dylan Ashton, my godson. In the last photo is Carmela Isabel, my three year old niece. I'm thankful for the rare chances I get to spend with them. Little kids never fail to show me life is simple and colorful. To be happy, all you need is a song, a dance or a gummy bear. :)
p.s. Here's a link to my new site by JI Creatives: In the Mood for Light
Saturday, October 16, 2010
For nearly a month now, I've been doing a themed daily challenge cooked up by a fellow blipper (one who posts "blips" at blipfoto.com). Today's challenge was "Portrait." Although I'm not that good at it yet, portraiture is one of the genres I love because I so enjoy the challenges and the pleasures of interacting with the subject. Needless to say, I was excited and at the same time slightly nervous in pulling off today's theme.
I feel quite fortunate to have met several wonderful people earlier who were willing subjects.
First one I met was Manong Luis, the puto/kutsinta vendor I photographed a couple of months ago and whose photo belongs to my Street Project. I almost didn't recognize him because he wasn't wearing a cap and he seems to know how to smile and laugh now, (peace Manong. :D).
Then I met Aling Nelly, a keychain vendor for almost 10 years now at Burnham Park. I heard her humming while she was busy labeling her wares so I dared to ask if I could take her photo. She smiled and told me I was welcome to do so.
Finally, I met Aling Raizah here. I saw her laughing with a fellow vendor so I gathered my guts again and asked her permission to be photographed. Thank goodness she said yes too. :)