“So, what are you going to do with these pictures?”
(I often get asked why I take pictures… I have a voluminous collection of snaps in my iphone, which I carry around while my “formal” camera is in repair. I just see something I like, and then, I see possible stories in my head because of it. Or, in some way, I am reminded of something that happened to me…it could actually be anything. The following pictures are examples.)
I was heading back to my office on the busiest street in Dumaguete and I had the chance to see this interesting pair. What I noticed was mainly the voluminous white dress, folded up around her legs while the “blushing bride” hung on to her groom, who was driving the motorcycle.
She daintily adjusted her dress, while they were slowly attempting to go through rush hour traffic. Every so often, they’d turn and smile at someone parallel to them, which I saw, was a moving van, with a camera crew, who dutifully recorded their smiles.
I don’t know them, and they just suddenly popped into my viewfinder (ok, my eyes, and my phone camera haha). They were starkly different from the the view.
Personally, I thought it was a bit cheesy, but hey, love is supposed to be cheesy, and if they wanted it this way, then by all means they have every right to.
The rains had brought a landslide and the construction workers wanted to clear up the highway for the passersby to get through. I was on the bus to work for this one. When you’re on a bus, you’re basically offered a higher vantage point than anyone else, and thus more interesting angles.
These pictures were taken back in 2010, when I used to ride the bus every other morning to get somewhere 2 hours away.
I like the details in it though, and the fact that it is a slice of life…a snapshot of a time.