Thursday, January 31, 2008

Chinese Roof

The rooftop of a Hokkien clan association in Melaka, Malaysia:

Again shot with a Holga. These medium-format images have been sitting unseen in my drawer for over a year, until I realized I can make quick and easy scans of their negatives simply by photographing them backlit with a close-up lens.

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

China Street

Singapore's Chinatown as seen through a Holga with woefully expired E100VS slide film:

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Nikon Professional

Manong Noe of Cebu City uses a Nikon DSLR when he plies his trade as a hunter at the Basilica Minore de Santo Niño grounds:

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Jonker Street

Melaka's Jonker Street on my Holga:

Thursday, January 24, 2008

The King's New Coat

of paint...

The Santo Niño gets a touch-up courtesy of the statue vendors near the Basilica Minore de Santo Niño in downtown Cebu.

Check out his cute red underwear :)

Photographed on assignment for Cebu Pacific Smile magazine.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Pit Senyor!

Just got back from a swashbuckling, hip-swaying, pochero-eating, Colt 45-guzzling Sinulog coverage:

Street dancing along Gen. Maxilom avenue:

The celebrant and some of his guests:

The Sinulog competition at the grandstand, where 20+ troupes vie for the Sinulog 2008 trophy:

Conquistadors and an angel take a break between performances:

Dancers from hall-of-famer group the San Diego Dance Company prepare for the Sinulog grand parade:

an onstage performance by one of the contestants for the 2008 Ms. Sinulog pageant:

... and many thanks to Odik and Syo - you guys rock!

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Tha Santo Nino Warrior

This 80+ year old Cebuano still plays his part as the lead dancer in his Sinulog troupe:

It's Sinulog Saturday here in Cebu... tomorrow's the grand parade and the whole city's abuzz. As I type this entry in an internet cafe the streets outside are crawling with folks going out and about. There's a live band playing at the nearby Fuente Osmena circle and smoke coming from grilleries everywere.

Thursday, January 17, 2008

How Pretty Was Liguria?

It was this pretty:

The town of Vernazza, part of the UNESCO World Heritage site, the Cinque Terre, which is made up of five medieval communities built on the seaside cliffs of Liguria. Imagine waking up to this scene for five days. FIVE DAYS! Man, I could stay here for a month shooting my Shantou ERA 100 black-and-whites and eating Ligurian foccaccias with Genovese pesto and drinking sciacchetra wines every day.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Waiting for the Boss

Two dogs wait for their master outside a store in Monterosso, Northwest Italy:

Saturday, January 12, 2008

Gondola Garage

This is where gondolas go to sleep in Venice:

Man, this was the waterborne equivalent of the jeepney depot. I swear I saw gondolieri feet sticking out from under a few of the gondolas - they must have been working on the engines or changing oil... hahaha! Maybe during hot summer days, they's float their boats down the canals with a "good morning" towel wrapped around their necks (or their heads)...

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Group Reading

A man reads with a few other companions in Florence, Italy:

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Morning in Milan

A waiter tosses a table napkin while preparing al fresco tables at the Caffe Duomo, a restaurant near the Milan cathedral square:

Buon Anno 2008

Fireworks light up the sky over the seaside town of Vernazza in the Italian Riviera:

Spent new year's eve for the second time in Italy. The fireworks were nice, but the drinking and dancing afterwards at the medieval town square was even nicer. This is by far my most memorable new year's day celebration ever.

The second most memorable was last year's, when I did midnight karaoke with a family in Central Thailand :)