Tiangge sa Lopez

“Tiangge” is a Tagalog word for a flea market where products and items can be bought at a cheaper price. In our hometown (Lopez, Quezon), it is scheduled every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday mornings.

 

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As I promised myself that after a short visit to our hometown in 2014 I will try to come back to take more photos of our market (I used to sell tomatoes, spices and other items when I was a teen, helping my eldest sister).

Nine months after, I was back again in the Philippines for my annual vacation.  I spent 3 days in my father’s house and arranged the photo walk with a fellow photographer from our group – Lopez Photography Club.  We did it on a Friday to catch the flea market where more vendors and more people will be around.

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Unmindful of the Rain

She caught my attention, she was walking towards my direction.  I focused my camera on her and started clicking the shutter.  Then, I just realized both of us are unmindful of the rain but with a different purpose.

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The rain started falling that day and I had the feeling of excitement. Rain is very rare in Qatar where I am working for about a decade now.  Excitement as I was longing to take some photos while raining.  I grabbed my camera and went outside and fortunately I got an interesting subject.

I saw this lady from afar heading towards me walking purposely seem unfazed by the rains. I took series of photos of her until she walked pass by me.   She has bags of clothes with her, I do not know where she is leading to but I should have thanked her I got some precious memory through her photos.

Working Hand and Hand

“Most of the time, I do not aim at how the subject will be projected but on how its story will be narrated.”

Back in 2016 together with some fellow members of Lopez Photography Club, we went to Calauag, Quezon for a sunrise shoot.
When the sun was up we took photos of our interest and I have noticed this couple, I supposed. I took series of photos of them while they proceed to go fishing.

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