Banaue   For thousands of years the rice terraces have adorned the hills. 

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glimpse: KINDNESS AMONG STRANGERS | One of my favorite human gestures are random acts of kindness among strangers. I’ve witnessed and experienced many good deeds over the years, and often the tiniest action is the purest and can yield the deepest appreciation and heartiest response. Such acts are not just about giving, helping, or being selfless. It could be a fleeting smile between elevator doors; or saying thanks to your bus driver; or these guys here asking me to take their picture and share their jovial microcosmic instant, while millions around us surged through the palpitating heart of Manila for the Black Nazarene celebration.

glimpse: BLACK NAZARENE | During the annual celebration of the Black Nazarene (a black Christ statue) up to one million people flood the streets of Manila. The capital of the Philippines then becomes an ocean of hued dots, in some places so viscous that it feels impermeable. The procession takes place on the 9th of January and starts at Quiapo Church in the heart of Manila. I was lucky enough to get a shot from an overpass, just before the police told us to get going.

 

Manila   seafront luxury

Legazpi   It's one of these perfect cone-volcanoes.

 

 

 

 

 

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places / stories

story lived, yet to be written
Banaue / Life on the Terrace & Hitchhiking Intermezzos
story lived, yet to be written
Legazpi & Donsol / Spotting Giants - Authentic Whale Shark Encounters
story lived, yet to be written
Manila / Stumbling Upon Millions
story lived, yet to be written
Taal / Furious Volcanoes & Furious People
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Banaue / Life on the Terrace & Hitchhiking Intermezzos

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Legazpi & Donsol / Spotting Giants - Authentic Whale Shark Encounters

story lived

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Manila / Stumbling Upon Millions

story lived

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Taal / Furious Volcanoes & Furious People

story lived

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Outside Job

when your office isn’t anywhere near an office

...nobody robbed us of our freedom; it was an inside job we signed up for. Outside jobs, by contrast, are not always a deliberate choice and oftentimes the harder labor, but they come with a certain spatial freedom... see more

photos | essays

Disposable Nature

 

human agency in the enslavement of nature

 

...equipped with consciousness we are quite possibly the only animal around that has a notion of tomorrow and certainly the only one capable of actively shaping our future days together... see more

photos |  landscapes

Asia

neon-rice & snowy white

In a realm so contrasting that it juxtaposes the world's highest peaks with some of its most paradisiacal beaches, there's naturally much to see: gargantuan caves, neon green rice paddies, bizarre monoliths, brackish lagoons, blue lava and a volcano inside a volcano to name but a few. see more

photos | urban

South(east) Asia

humble homes & visionary blueprints

intricate slums & ancient temples witnessing futuristic skylines on the rise see more

 

 

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in South(east) Asia

Cambodia
green and specked with temples
India
complex and wondrous fabric
Indonesia
diversity of 18,000 islands
Laos
lush & tranquil realm
Malaysia
blend of contrasting flavors
Nepal
Himalayan heart
Singapore
future vision
Sri Lanka
of vistas, beaches & animals
Thailand
paradisiacal beach day
Vietnam
much latitude, much to see
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