Friday, December 02, 2005
A Filipino in Nicaragua
I discovered this seemingly mid- or late-19th century photo from Cesar’s gallery of historical Philippine photographs. He has an interesting collection, but somehow this one, Filipino Huts, warms my heart the most.
I guess, it reminds me of the barrio where I summered as a little child in Subic, Zambales. But when electricity, television and refrigerator came, the barrio began to lose its mystique. These technological intrusions stripped away the frightful elements imbedded by the older cousins in their nightly tales of aswangs, dwendes, and the headless friar that stalked the barrio’s chapel. The wonder years of our provincial summers got lost in the transition. Such is the downside of technology.
In our emails that ensued, Cesar told me that he was born in Cabadbaran, Agusan del Norte, in Mindanao in 1970, but grew up in Missouri. He then moved to San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua in February 2005, from Silver Spring, Maryland.
Aside from his collection of early Philippine photos, he also has a few galleries of his own photographs taken in Nicaragua, the United States and from his other travels. So, I am now adding his name to my list of talented photographers I have met online:
Photography by NoelG
My Sari-Sari Store
Jeff (Jepaperts) Vergara
The Dubai Chronicles
raulroa's photos @ flickr
Quiapo Ilalim @ flickr
joaqy @ flickr
randyg @ flickr
proust's photos @ flickr
Piya Cruz Constantino
I will keep adding on this list as I discover more talents out there. If you know of any I should check out, please let me know.
Muchas gracias, amigos!
Labels: Featured photographer
posted by Señor Enrique at 1:37 PM
- Sidney said...
I am afraid I am not really talented but thank you so much for adding me in your list.
Please check the site of this gifted young man.
I like his pictures and he has an amzing collection of bugs!
- Senor Enrique said...
Goodness, Sidney, I never realized our bugs here in the Philippines can be so wonderful. I left a note at estanli's that the ones I had as a kid were never that colorful. Thanks for the recommendation. I will add his site to the list.
You do have that "eye" Sidney and don't you deny your talent! :)
Its a great honnor. Remember that you have a good friend here, on the other side of the world, in Monterrey Mexico.
Te recomiendo este fotografo chileno:
echale un ojo..
Carlos Bravo, and as I said...its an honnor.
- Senor Enrique said...
I visited Hugo's site and he's a wonderful photographer, indeed. Will add him on as well. Will write you an email later on.
Thank you also for visiting!