To anyone who lives in Manila, this is a more common sight than we would like it to be, and a situation that drivers find themselves in way more than they would ever care to on a daily basis.
This small series of photos was accumulated over time I have spent in traffic over the past weeks. At first, I took the pictures to express my frustration, but it also allowed me to entertain myself while waiting, showing me that even in the midst of rising tempers, there is a calm beauty in the standstill.
A few weeks ago, I assisted for my super talented friend Koji's shoot, and this resulting set was featured on Fucking Young! Online.
It was a fun shoot, especially because Kara the doberman had to be meowed at constantly to keep her ears upright. Her owner even had an app especially for different kinds of meows. When she stopped responding to them, I decided to try barking and it totally worked!
Published exclusively on Fucking Young! Online.
Photography | Koji Arboleda
Assistant | Marc Wu
Styling | Vince Criisostomo
Assistant | Paulo Deoferio
Grooming | Gel Fernandez
Model | Tiago Pinheiro of Elite Manila
Rj Santos &
Miguel Nogoy Llanera
Behind the scenes of an interview during which I couldn’t keep myself from laughing.
Bea Cupin, Paige Occenola, Jake Jereza, Chad de Guzman.
July 13, 2014, University of the Philippines