Faces of the Philippines

Hello reader,

Normally I don’t post too much of my street photography photos, but it’s honestly one of my favorite styles of photography.  Street photography, in it’s most basic form, is the taking of candid photos of people in their everyday actions.  There’s no real rules to it. They can be remarkable instances in time caught by chance or totally out of context just to tell a story.  Most people shoot in all black and white but I like to add some with color that I feel tell the story better with color. I fell in love with the style over a year ago after coming across some photos by Erik Kim, which led me to be inspired even more by the work of the pioneers of the style like Henri Cartier-Bresson and Robert Frank.  Then I finally got the courage to go out and try it myself in downtown LA.  I should write a post about that first time with those pictures.  One of the reasons I enjoy this shooting style so much is the rush you get from doing it, or at least the one I get anyways.  It’s not an easy thing to start pointing a DSLR at people at random and take a picture, not knowing how they will react or what they might think. The first time I tried I was using a 28mm lens and had to get pretty close to people so that made things even more awkward.

Anyways, here are some of my favorite shots of people in the Philippines from our two weeks there.  Enjoy.

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