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. :)