NAT QUINTOS UHING: IN MEMORIAM

Natalie Quintos Uhing was an artist. 24-carat artisan in body, mind and spirit. The lady behind the “SmallestForest,” a now defunct blogsite of avant garde arts and crafts. Married to Kris Larson, the man who sailed the world on an engineless junkyard boat. So they were sort of a “John and Yoko” pair. Living in […]

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EVENING SHADOWS

Find out how the years have passed you by, simply by seeing how your once revered pop idols grow old. I’ve just watched a senior citizened Depeche Mode on Youtube. Another way to be cognizant of the “feebling in years”, is to observe odd sleeping habits. When I was a little boy I would wake […]

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PARTING SHOT

Jun Jacolbe is not my mentor. Not even my idol. I don’t really know the man. But he transformed the way I view photography forever. Unwittingly. One day not too long ago, I sat on a banquet table across this gray-haired gray-goateed stranger, eavesdropping on his conversation with another guy about black and white street […]

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PICTURES, PICTURES, PICTURES.

My genuine thanks to the PhilWiki Community for having me as one of the jurors in this year’s Wiki Loves Monuments Photo Competition. An honor! With thousands of entries to sift through, how on earth are we to cope were it not for the online system. On the minus side, photographers were so focused on […]

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SENDOFF

Silence came upon me hearing my teenage seƱorita surmise about her late grandfather: “perhaps Lolo is far away now, he is no longer making any signs.” Paramdam is special to us bereaved ones. Sort of a pride and joy. To sense Tatay trying to keep in touch in any way is a consolation. Everybody wants […]

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