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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THE RISE OF BEGGARS

A man walked up to me one day asking for alms. Not the common beggar, he is part of a construction crew apparently holed up at the Rizal Memorial Stadium facelift project, mothballed by the lockdown. They were left to fend for themselves, with no other recourse but to beg people. When the city shut […]

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PHOTO STORY: SUFFER THE LAST SUPPER

“Suffer The Last Supper” is a photographic experience with Iriga’s noted artist Al Oliva. A chronological look at the making of his most taxing project: life-size sculpture of Christ’s final meal with the apostles, built atop a sacred hill called Inorogan. In the summer of 2016, Alfonso “Al” Oliva was commissioned to construct his own […]

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HOMELESSNESS

On this day in 2008, I started malate.wordpress.com. In glorification of Manila’s finest district: Malate. My adopted battleground. Ironically, today, on this same date, and for an ordinary reason, I am leaving the place. After twelve years of residency. Let me see. I have been to Malolos. I have been to Quezon city. I have […]

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OF CHARITY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

If you are an Enrich Magazine reader you might find me on page 79 of this month’s issue — very miniscule in the background. Or you might not. Earlier today, I received a surprise message from Rose Castillo of the Isabelita Rosueta Organization (IROG). She texted me about our outreach program last October which was […]

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OF CALAMITY AND PHOTOGRAPHY

The night before the Taal Volcano eruption, a huge fire broke out at the Legazpi Tower, right across our office building. I joined the crowd of firefighters and usiseros hoping for a photo-journalistic shot of the chaotic scene. I, the social mediaman. Unfortunately, no shot was up for keeps. Not even a facebookable one. I […]

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HARRISON PLAZA ONE LAST SHOT

Harrison Plaza signing off December 31, 2019. End of an era. Along with it, a mess of memories. Here’s my collection of random images of HP scenes spanning ten years ago onwards. The ones easily available at hand. Although not really a photographer’s shangri-la, I am nevertheless glad to have taken some time for aimless […]

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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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