For a photography class, we experimented with motion. Our subject must be someone who is working in his “natural environment.” I also experimented with color.
During the shoot, I asked a traffic enforcer if I could take a picture of him while doing his job. Of course, right after, it is polite to offer something in return, so we offered him lunch. He said, “‘Wag na po. Trabaho po namin ito.” (“No need. It is our job.”)
Random photo session with friends.
Robin (a.k.a. double-chin)
(photos by Robin Estargo, of by Ariane Diongco)
Have been really busy this week. I had everything planned for the night but I got stuck in traffic for four hours.
Here’s a little lowlight experimentation. Thank God for traffic jams.
Back to work.
This is the day when she died.
The morning of December rose as she fell,
And I literally smell the morning vapor.
Her breathing fainted just as the cold water went downhill.
The ground shook and I felt her crack.
That was when we had to lay her down,
Like a dress you just ironed.
A naked being, vulnerable and oppressed. Continue reading “Sunday Clothes”
Why do you sound like that?; like what?; like a girl, it’s not good; lower your voice; lower; lower; lower; good, it sounds just like mine; as I told you, you do not shout unless you’re in a game or you’re in a fire; you don’t scream in high pitch, those are for homos; sit like a man; do not ever cross-leg and always sit up straight; stand straight as well when you’re walking in public and keep your hands to your pockets; let me see; why are your arms like that?; it looks like you’re holding a skirt; my elbows are deformed, they look like they’re holding a skirt but they’re just like that, sir; that’s not an excuse, you have to force yourself, and what’s with that voice again?; you speak to me like you are flirting with me, you only do that to girls; don’t treat them as your best friends, treat them as potential mates; remember to be shy when in front of them; only treat guys as you’re friends, like me; be in a group of boys in school; like them, you don’t talk in class, you’ll always be reckless in class but you have to keep your grades up; keep your grades up but don’t be an attention whore; don’t ever be a whore, like the ones you like; Continue reading “Like A Man”