What happened on Independence Day?
I’ve always wanted to shoot this scene, preferably mid-afternoon when the occupants are already talking about the events of the day. The shop is an interesting picture of texture and contrast, and adding to that are the people who work in it. Conversations will surely be interesting, as well as the interaction frozen in a frame. The trouble is, the afternoon sun puts this scene in the shade. So I tried coming in the morning but they weren’t ready yet. I’ll have to come back another day, at a later time.
I have a very few street portraits of women, young ladies in particular. I seem to have too many hang-ups about it and am probably too self conscious about how the subjects will react, and how I will react. There’s no other way to find out but to do it.
All photos taken on Sunday, morning of June 12, 2011. Everything was peaceful and quiet. Happy 113th Independence Day, Philippines!