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



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a glimpse



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 | Black Nazarene, you didn’t call, but they came, by the millions. Are you seeing this?


Manila   seafront luxury

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







places / stories

Banaue / Life on the Terrace & Hitchhiking Intermezzos

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Legazpi & Donsol / Spotting Giants

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Manila / Stumbling Upon Millions

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Taal / Furious Volcanoes & Furious People

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photos | essays

Disposable Nature


Man emptying his convenience store


Walks into nature like a convenience store, grabs a bunch of animals and trees, a few liters of ocean, until the shelves are empty. see more

photos | people

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 | urban

South(east) Asia

crisp cultures, humble homes, beta blueprints

And if it really were deities who had made it all, they had done a wonderful job, freehand and with a wink. see more

photos |  landscapes


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






in South(east) Asia