Novelliere

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Manila, Philippines
Just a manic 17-year old photographer(of sorts) from the Philippines running a photoblog(also of sorts) to pass the time.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Streetlights.

Excuse my disappearance, school has started and I'm trying to start early with my schoolwork. For the past 2 weeks I've been studying my butt off for things we haven't even taken up yet in class. So far it's earned me one perfect math quiz which is something because last semester I almost failed math.

Now, since I don't have the time to go online everyday for things not related to schoolwork, e-mails, facebook and twitter...my 365 has been on the backburner, but what's new with that. I do still take photos everyday. I've just decided to post them all in a group instead of one at a time. No one ever said you had to post one a day...or maybe someone did. This is just me rebelling (fight the power!)

My latest 10 photos come as a series I thought of. I've always loved bokehs and taking photos in the night in the middle of traffic. So I combined them both. This has been my journey for the past 10 days.

It has been rain and shine, day and night. In a place so busy where people barely have the time to stop and just take a deep breath. Where vendors are hard at work and sleepy priviledged students(like me) count the seconds till the final ticking of the clock. Where street children walk along overpasses, hoping to receive alms. Where bus drivers wait lazily in the vans, all the while exposed to the sun and it's rays while their riders are in the comfort of their classrooms. Where poverty and privilege meets. No one sees this, not even me. All I can see are blurred images. Lights dancing around the streets.

The song that helped inspire the series.


Let me know
Do I still got time to grow?
Things ain't always set in stone
That being known let me know
Let me


Seems like street lights glowing
Happen to be just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fares
See I know my destination
But I'm just not there



All the streetlights glowing
Happen to be
Just like moments passing
In front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fare
See I know my destination
But I'm just not there



In the streets... In the streets
I'm just not there
In the streets
I'm just not there
Life's just not fair


Seems like street lights glowing
Happen to be just like moments passing in front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fares
See I know my destination
But I'm just not there
  

All the streetlights glowing
Happen to be
Just like moments passing
In front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fare
See I know my destination
But I'm just not there



All the streetlights glowing

Happen to be

Just like moments passing
In front of me
So I hopped in the cab and
I paid my fare
See I know my destination
But I'm just not there

In the streets... In the streets
I'm just not there
In the streets
I'm just not there
Life's just not fair



- Streetlights, Kanye West

It all looks the same....but I find that I like my photos being cohesive once in a while. Anyone who's visited my Flickr would see how weird and un-cohesive my photos usually are. Change is nice.

2 comments:

  1. thanks for visiting my blog <3 good luck with schoool!

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  2. your pictures are pure poetry. Love everything! Keep shooting!

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