Ateneo Sta. Ines, or “Teni” to his circle, bumped into me one evening as I was getting high on a Rey Valera live performance inside this mall. This was during the kickoff of KLM Philippines and DPP Magazine’s OnAssignment photo competition where photographers will pair up as a team and show off their works in a video format. They’re giving away an all-expenses paid photography trip to Europe on this. As they always do.
So I asked if he’s got a teammate already and he said none and then asked me the same question. We ended up in a coffee and two weeks of photo-video-editing collaboration. Our finished product I labeled “STREETRATO.” From his own mind actually. A crafty amalgamation of street and ritrato (portrait).
Yet I was wondering all along how could it happen that such a big name in Philippine street photography be caught without a team. Teni — to SP — is a boss. If it’s by a roll of the dice that we tie up on this one, then I shall lead you to our entry — only if you’ll promise to hit the SHARE button and kick us both to Prague.
Without further ado, please enjoy https://www.facebook.com/elmernev/videos/10207992846763520/?pnref=story