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Tribo Subculture

Finally got out and shot some rock and roll last weekend, a group called Tribo Subculture, playing live at a place called B-Side The Collective, on the western end of Makati. I’m friends with one of the guitarists in the group (which is why there are so many shots of him) but I hadn’t had the opportunity to see or hear him play until he invited me to come along for this show. I really had no idea of what to expect musically but was hoping they’d be good so I could honestly tell my friend I liked it. And they were very good indeed. I made a lot of new friends that night and hoping to have the chance to shoot some more exciting bands in the near future.

Here are a few selected shots, there’s a bunch more in the gallery. Enjoy!

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If any local bands happen to stumble upon this page and would me to shoot them, just ask!

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Hong Kong – The Little Town I Used to Live In

Lazy Sunday afternoon – and one of the things I like to do on Sundays is to revisit past photos and apply new tools and techniques to them and see what comes out the other side.

Hope you like these. As always, “more to come.”

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Glaiza De Castro and Philia at 12 Monkeys Makati

Finally made it out to see some bands last night, 12 Monkeys Music Hall at Century City Mall in Makati. I only had my Sony RX100 with me and the place was packed so I couldn’t get anywhere near the stage, but I think I managed a couple of decent pics.

This is Philia:

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This is Glaiza De Castro – more than 300,000 likes on Facebook and the crowd seemed to know all the words to every song.

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Not a bad place, will definitely get back there.

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Intramuros

I’ve been coming to Manila for 20 years and have driven through Intramuros, but I never had a chance to walk around there until this past weekend. Intramuros, aka the Walled City, is the oldest part of Manila, with some parts dating back to the 16th century. Much of it was damaged during World War II and it is on the Global Heritage Fund’s list of sites on the verge of irreparable loss. Here’s a few of the photos I took during our walk. It’s a truly beautiful place, not to be missed, and I hope to be able to spend more time there.

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Taal Lake, Tagaytay, Philippines

Wikipedia says: Taal Lake is a freshwater lake in the province of Batangas, on the island of Luzon in the Philippines. The lake fills Taal Caldera, a large volcanic caldera formed by very large eruptions between 500,000 and 100,000 years ago. It is the country’s third largest lake after Laguna de Bay and Lake Lanao. Volcano Island, the location of Taal Volcano’s historical eruptions and responsible for the lake’s sulfuric content, lies near the center of the lake. There is a crater lake on Volcano Island. Known as the Yellow Lake or the Main Crater Lake, it contains its own small island, Vulcan Point.

Here’s a couple of shots, still going to keep playing around a bit with them so possibly a few more in days to come.

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