Iconolatria: Installation views

I am so sorry that i’ve been dead as a doornail for the past couple of months, but i was definitely in the middle of completing my MFA. Recently, I managed to put together my first solo exhibition ever, here in Hong Kong! My thesis […]

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Eggplant Harvest

Joined the Para Sa Aton participants in Madridejos one morning for their organic eggplant harvest. We decided to do a little photoshoot in the garden to show off the produce, so the ladies brought out their best threads, styled themselves up nice, and very kindly […]

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Over the summer, I did a field internship with a Dutch-Filipino video installation artist named Martha Atienza, who is based half the time in the Netherlands, and the other half of the time in a small municipality of Bantayan Island by Cebu, called Madridejos. I […]

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Mga Santong Kanto

Here are some of the images from a series i’m working on for my thesis. As this is my blogspace, I’ll speak here informally about the origins of the project, but if you want to read a more academic statement about the work (AND WHO […]

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HOLY CRAP I’M STILL ALIVE I PROMISE. Gradschool is a deep dark vortex of artist’s statements and self-loathing and is in essence one gigantic (but worthwile!) timesuck, but thankfully i am able to occasionally step out of it and allow myself to photograph evil cats. […]

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Visited Bangkok in October of last year with my good friend, Ann. It looked and felt suspiciously like Manila, from the elevated train (all the streets look like Taft) down to the delicious, reasonably priced food and the supernice people. And the traffic! And the […]

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I was in Tokyo for a couple days with my mother! It was my first time, and I made sure to go all over: Harajuku, Tsukiji, Ginza, Shibuya, Shinjuku, Daiba, Ueno, Ebisu, Akihabara, and snippets of other places. I really enjoyed myself! I tend to […]

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Breakfasts of April

Here’s a small, silly project i was doing for myself. Having lived on my own for the first time in the early part of 2013, i began to realize just how crappy my personal eating habits were. I’m a snacker, i like cheese and i […]

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In Between

This project was done for my Photo Documentary class, taken in the Spring of 2013. I documented the walk from where i live in Hong Kong to where i go to school, a bus ride that i take every single day. I would always see […]

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Wishes for Strangers

For everyone that missed our art show and book lauch, Day of Valor – here are the artworks! The framed works are for sale, for pricing information, please contact me at smfdans at gmail dot com. =) For purchase of Pauline’s book, you can email […]

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Entropy Beast

Hong Kong is a great city to get lost in, by virtue of the fact that its sheer randomness gives its streets so much gosh durned personality. It is overrun with weirdness and i like it, and this post will make that evident, but it’s […]

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Things That Fly

I’m in the midst of a lot of new work, especially since my move to a whole other country, so my backlog for this blog is growing ever fluffier and fluffier. Forgive my lateness to the party which is the Lantern Parade 2012. I do […]

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Welcome to the new blog, everybody! This is where i’ll be relegating my personal, non-wedding/love/romance/loveydoveyschmoopy work. It is to encourage me to continue to create it! To kick things off, i’m posting some of my photographs from a recent trip to Singapore. I actually went […]

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A Day in the Life: Avilon Zoo

I was recently asked to participate in the Day in the Life projects. I had planned a day to attempt it before Rayson made a birthday call to go to the zoo, and that worked out marvelously because otherwise you would be subject to 23 […]

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Humans of Quiapo

Inspired by Brandon Stanton’s ubiquitous and wonderful project, Humans of New York, i walked around my own city and took my own portraits under the watchful eye of Mr Luis Liwanag. People are fun!

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New York, New Jersey, Illinois

This post brought to you by the realization that reflections of buildings are more interesting than buildings themselves. The pictures were taken at various locations around Manhattan in New York, Long Beach Island, Atlantic City and Princeton in New Jersey, Chicago and the various little […]

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BBC Photowalk

I got asked by the BBC recently to document the widening wealth gap in Asia for an online photogallery illustrating the subject. They only used nine of the hundreds of images i took walking around the city, but was really happy with the rest of […]

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After two years of putting it off til my ears bled (I graduated in 2010), I’ve finally managed to put my undergraduate thesis online. This existed as a coffee table book for years before i ever got up the gumption to make the necessary adjustments […]

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A couple of photos of what my life has looked like lately. What you can’t see: 40 degree weather, watching the Avengers 3 times in 6 days, scrambling madly to apply for teaching positions. Huzzah!

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General Santos + Montemar

I’ve been on some trips lately. All the way down south to Lake Sebu in General Santos to see the T’Boli weavers and a teensy bit up north to Montemar Beach Club in Bagac, Bataan. Here’s the backlog of my photographs from them. The panorama […]

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Essa + Tony

Anything else i say to preface this will trivialize how adorable this couple is. If you want to know the exact quantity of adorable i am referring to, all you’ve got to do is peruse this post. Nonetheless, protip: Bring your friends on photoshoots! They […]

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Lantern Parade 2011

Spent the day at the alma mater last week for the annual Lantern Parade! It’s the most wonderful and sweaty and headachey and noisy and amazing time of the year. Though i did enjoy what floats and projects were on display in their own right, […]

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Jake + Bardo

Two of the most beautiful people i’ve had the privelege of working with, made doubly so because i got to shoot them together =) Thanks, boys! This is also the first shoot i went on with my new equipment, whatcha think? I’m incredibly happy with […]

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Araceli Dans scarves

My grandmother, Araceli Limcaco Dans, designed some scarves and asked me to photograph and design the package inserts for her. I asked my good friend Kat Carpio to model them for us, and Bianca Lesaca to assist and style. There are two styles of scarf: […]

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Some photographs from my trip to Bohol last month with my mother’s side of the family. Good spanking times.

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Easter Sunday

Photographs from my family’s Easter egg hunt. When i was younger, there were ten to fifteen of us running around hunting for eggs, but these days we’re all grown so there are ten to fifteen of us hiding them and five little kids running around […]

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Hong Kong

Spent a couple of days in Hong Kong with some friends; to sightsee, walk around and visit the Hong Kong campus of SCAD. Wandering the city was really something else, always something to see. Good times!

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My family spent two weeks early last year hopping around Europe, right in time for that Icelandic volcano actually. We hopped from Amsterdam to Ghent to Brugges to Brussels to Paris to London. I saw Wicked! And the Eiffel! Life is good.

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