Photography (2004-2009)

In the early 2000's I picked up my father's old analogue camera, one he used when he was a seafarer in the 1960-1970's. We had moved back to the Philippines from the Netherlands late 2001. I started photography and writing to make sense, to remember and to observe. I always dreamed of becoming a journalist. Towards the end of the 2000’s the world switched to digital and so did I. I eventually transitioned to the moving image (video) and sound recordings. During this period I photographed an exorcism on Bantayan Island, the evacuation camps after a typhoon swept through Albay and a homeless man being arrested on the streets of Paris. None of these have been published but simply archive this period of time and looking back was more of an exercise in observation than perfecting technical skills.

Performance

Digital

Enschede, Twente

Netherlands, 2009

Evacuation Camp

Analogue

Legazpi, Albay

Philippines, 2007

Exorcism

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Usaka Silingan

Analogue

Daan Bantayan, Cebu

Philippines, 2005

Morning Walk

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Cemetery & Church

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2005

Daily scenes

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004-2005

Sugarcane

Analogue

Bogo, Cebu

Philippines, 2004

San Juan

Analogue

Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Malbago

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Holy Week - Karo sang pamilya

Analogue

Madridejos, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Kampingganon

Analogue

Bantayan, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Kuumumulan Festival

Analogue

Malaybalay, Mindanao

Philippines, 2005

Sagada, Cordillera Mountains

Analogue

Mountain Province 

Philippines, 2004

Hannan

Digital

Enschede, Twente

Netherlands, 2008

Anti-War, Pro Palestine

Digital

Enschede, Twente

Netherlands, 2009

Homeless

Digital

Paris, Île-de-France 

France , 2009

Limestone quarry

Analogue

Bantayan, Bantayan Island

Philippines, 2004

Lav Diaz's Melancholia, behind-the-scenes

Digital

Pagsanjan Falls, Luzon

Philippines, 2008