Only ever living in one head, knowing what’s going on in another, is anyone’s guess. The best clue we can get is genuine emotion conveyed in facial expressions and gestures; and perhaps the cleanest mirror of anyone’s innermost being is amusement. So let’s look at some of these characters, who give away their secret with subtle smiles and hearty laughs.
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.
That Candid Moment Before the Mask
perfect imperfection before the stage is set
Portrait candidness is the short lived obliviousness before the stage is set and it thrives on the imperfection of anticipating the "picture perfect" moment. see more
The Observer Effect: Momentary Momentum
...the camera’s skill to freeze the momentary momentum in-between scenes is nothing short of miraculous and reminds me of a quirky phenomenon in the quantum realm: the observer effect. see more
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
Not Pity Poor: Grace of the Life Lottery's Runner Ups
fortitude and perseverance forged in a hard place
Pity is misplaced here; awareness is welcome and so is action. There are many ways to even out the chances of a slanted life lottery... see more
we all have one
Our narratives have been full of forks, twists and turns, shortcuts and detours, but here we are to intersect with each other in the now. see more