For the love of Grains

October 26, 2015

“Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second.” 

Marc Riboud

Three weeks ago, I have attended a workshop organized by Erin Noir. The reason why I ditched my Nihongo class that day and I have no regrets! 

I can't remember the last time I went on a Photowalk with a group and surprisingly, it's a common denominator among us. See, it's really not unusual to go around and take photos around the city. I prefer doing that alone since you become more attentive on the happenings. I still enjoy this Group Photowalk, though. It's fun to be with people once in awhile. 

After the walk and lunch, we went back to 10A Alabama to start developing the films. Shooting and developing film requires a lot of patience. The process is actually not that complicated however, you have to be focused and you are willing to wait. But I tell you, it was all worth it. I dunno if I am just intensifying the feeling but really, by the time you got to remove the negative from the tank, Gaah! Mini heart attack! 

One skill unlocked: I already know how to process BW films!!!!!!!!!!!  I had fun!!! I wanna do it again. I different kind of high! HAHAHA 

And as an output, we all decided to make those photos somewhat tangible by means of a Photozine

S e e i n g    T h r o u g h
Published by MONO
Curated by Erin Noir
5"x 8", 30 pages of Black and White Prints
Collection of DIY-Processed Film Photographs
Released on October 2015 during the World Photobook Day 

Speaking of that, last 17 October 2015, we got the chance to attend the Photobook Day at ThousandFold. ThousandFold is the first Photobook Library in the country which is owned by the photographer Wawi Navarroza. I love how the studio seems to be so underground! (figuratively, of course) It was located in a Warehouse building in Taguig. It's like a surprise behind the steel door. 
P.S The location is a bit obscured and I don't think PUVs have access on the area. GrabCar is my savior that night. Haha!

Anyway, it was a photography-filled night. Overflowing photobooks and photography enthusiasts. I got so inspired with the talk from 3 photographers.
 It's not always about the technicalities of the photograph, it's the story. 

#WorldPhotobookDay #PBCManila

Quota na ako sa pakikipagsocialize! Pero in fairness, nabuhay ang pagmamahal ko sa pagkuha ng mga litrato dahil dito. Salamat rin,hindi lang nasayang ang kakarampot kong enerhiya para sa mga ganitong klaseng aktibidad. Madami talaga akong napagtanto at natutunan.

At para sa aking sarili:
 Keep the fire burning.

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