These photos are of fellow Plataporma members Buen Calubayan and Mervin Espina. Mark Salvatus was away in Japan at the time.
start of the journey: Craig Street, Manila
lunch at Glorietta (and a serious Buen)
walking from the Lopez Museum
chilling at the Shangri-la food court after a long day
Merv with my Nikon F80
I used my Canonet QL17 GIII rangefinder camera and Fuji Sensia film. I remember hoping for the best every time I clicked the shutter, since I wouldn't have second chances with this project. One of the things that terrify me about using film is also one of the best things I like about it: when you see the (film) photos you have taken and see a shot that looks really, really nice, you get this sense of accomplishment that you were able to capture a moment with just one, well-exposed and perfectly-timed shot. I think it's a feeling you don't (usually?) have when shooting digital--with digital I think, oh that's a nice shot. It should be, right, because you're shooting digital? Oh well, don't listen to me, perhaps it's just the film prude in me talking. :P These shots of slides were all wonderfully taken using a digital camera, so I'm not really one to complain. :)