Manila, Philippines - I was standing on the corner and felt that the essence of Manila was unfolding in front of me. It seemed like the epitome of the city—the constant buzzing of motorbikes, colorful buildings, endless electrical wires overhead, the smell of street vendors barbecuing, and the sun beating down. Manila, to me, is visceral, colorful, hot, and always non-stop. The people are some of the friendliest I have met—never too busy to say hello with a smile.
Author: Hi I'm Andrew and I'm an visual artist and musician from NYC. My goal
as a photographer, particularly with street photography, is to seek out areas that may not necessarily be the most conventionally beautiful - architecturally or otherwise - and find the beauty in raw, real moments. As a traveler, visual artist and a touring musician I've been able to venture to many corners of the world. From the streets of Italy, to villages in East Africa and the slums of the Philippines - each destination has inspired me to explore their neighborhoods and try to begin to understand the nuances that play out around me. I do my best to then seek out and photograph honest moments in time, ones that capture a slice of the local peoples daily lives and bring color and composition to their narratives.