More stills from unusual places.  The photos were taken from more wall art in Makati, the shores of Mindoro, parking lots and even your favorite fast food joint.  These images serve as a reminder to where I’ve been in the past few months.  They may not tell the complete story, but they’re clues, nonetheless.


Pattern Making: Visual Sampling from Walls and Pavements

It’s been a busy month for us here at New Perspectives as projects have been popping up here and there.  We’ll make sure to keep you guys updated with all the things that have happened as soon as we’re ready.  For now, I just wanted to share with you all a little ongoing photo project that I’ve been working on.

Lately, I’ve been fascinated with visual patterns.  These patterns are found anywhere, but the fast pace of the city life leave them largely unnoticed.  Upon closer inspection, however, framing fragments of pavements, paintings and doodles can lead to some very interesting results.  Just like in music, artworks can be sampled and broken down into smaller pieces, re-imagined through the lens.  These are just a few of what I’ve taken in the past few months.

More to come in the following months!

Books: Various

Jean Robert observed a padlock resembling a face. After this peculiar ‘fascination at first sight’ moment, Jean and his brother, Francois, started shooting anything that resembled faces from key holes to door knobs, locks, bags, telephones, manholes and so much more. I found this book a few years back and it’s been one of my favorite art-photography driven reading materials ever since.

This excellent hardbound features some of the best street art around the world. The cover says it all, ‘5 Continents’! The photographs are just as vivid as the art you’ll find inside. Add this to your collection if you come across it anywhere! This is a legit wicked read through intense visual madness.

Grabbed this one as soon as it became available at Fully Booked. This is a keeper until I die and not even a grave digger could take this away from me. Justin Bua‘s imaginative inner-city illustrations sketches us through his youth growing up in urban New York and tells us his story on the birth of Hip-hop. An amazing book to have in your shelve!

WARNING: Sick drawings inside!