North to South :

Metro Manila

Manila, capital of the Philippines islands, a hundred among thousands visages... Intramuros, Makati, Quezon City, Luneta, Ermita, Malate, Binondo, Quiapo, Tondo, Chinatown, Paco, Santa Cruz, San Juan, Pasay, Taguig, Fort Bonifacio, Mandaluyong, Ortigas, Greenhills, Pasig, Caloocan, Malabon, Pateros, Valenzuela, Navotas, etc.

Manila bay dreamin'

Manila bay dreamin'

Last evening, facing Manila Bay in Mall of Asia, inspiring moon... Time to say goodbye !

Knightsbridge : Ivory tower

Knightsbridge : Ivory tower

3 weeks in Manila, based at Knightsbridge building, in Century City, Makati. Small studio, yet panoramic view from the 22nd floor, a nice hermitage for working from "home"...

A family of artists

A family of artists

Betsy Westendorp and her grand-daughter Cristina Brias on duty, while the youngest prepares her coming show (1st solo) at Ayala's Artists' Space for february, her grand...

Neil's kitchen, Alabang

Neil's kitchen, Alabang

Going to Alabang for a lunch with friends at Neil's Kitchen restaurant in the modern and newly developped Filinvest district in Muntinlupa, south of Metro-Manila.

With Jica in Quiapo

With Jica in Quiapo

Photo wandering in the picturesque Quiapo streets with Jica...

Urbex : Manila Metropolitan Theatre

Urbex : Manila Metropolitan Theatre

Urbex, urban exploration : the Manila Metropolitan Theatre, an historic art deco building, abandoned in 1996, is now under renovation by the NCCA, National Commission for...

Clean the "Met"

Clean the "Met"

The Manila Metropolitan Theatre, an historic art deco building, abandoned in 1996, is now under renovation. Volunteers recruited by the NCCA, National Commission for Culture...

Megamall express

Megamall express

A few pictures in and around Megamall in Ortigas, Mandaluyong.

Olivia d'Aboville at Altro Mondo

Olivia d'Aboville at Altro Mondo

A (too) quick visit at Altro Mondo to discover the french-filipina artist Olivia d'Aboville and her work, during the opening of her 4th solo show, Surface, in the gallery...

The Terazi Spa in Discovery Primea

The Terazi Spa in Discovery Primea

The rare privilege of having a hammam, the traditional Turkish bath session and a massage at the Terazi Spa, managed by Pia Duran in the Discovery Primea building. Very...

At Noell el Farol & Mervy Pueblo's artists studio

At Noell el Farol & Mervy Pueblo's artists studio

Visiting in Makati, Noell El Farol & Mervy Pueblo in their new artist studio.

Skys and streets of Makati

Skys and streets of Makati

Moments in Makati, business district of Metro-Manila, from the ground or from the heights !

Opening at Silverlens gallery

Opening at Silverlens gallery

Saturday night art fever in Manila with this exhibit opening in Silverlens gallery, presenting : Garry-Ross Pastrana (The Untamed Wall) ; Genevieve Chua (Rehearsal for the...

Makati Cinema Square snaps

Makati Cinema Square snaps

Visiting the photographer and art collector Toto Tarrosa in his restaurant Aida's and former studio in the Makati Cinema Square, a shopping mall with its own personality.

Louie Cordero at Mo's Design

Louie Cordero at Mo's Design

Other Influence, by the artist Louie Cordero at Mo's Design gallery, Fort Bonifacio.

Fort Bonifacio Global City snaps

Fort Bonifacio Global City snaps

Insolite, conceptual, aesthetic or simple moments in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig

New Year's Fireworks

New Year's Fireworks

Imus, Cavite, an evening full of fireworks, firecrackers, in celebration of the New Year.

Kids and goats

Kids and goats

A wasteland near a parking lot next to Mall of Asia, in a brownfield site, chance encounter with a group of kids walking their docile and playful goats.

Antipolo Pinto Museum

Antipolo Pinto Museum

Visit of the Pinto Museum in Antipolo, guided by the Philippines artist painter Jim Orencio.

Gaston Damag in his artist workshop

Gaston Damag in his artist workshop

Visiting the ifugao-parisian-based-artist Gaston Damag during his stay in the Philippines, spectator of the preparation of his project Entitled Resemblances, to be presented...

In Antipolo

In Antipolo

A couple pictures in Antipolo, on the heights at the east of Manila...

The City of Dreams

The City of Dreams

Discovering the new City of Dream complex, with a visit of the Nobu hotel's rooms, including the restaurant, aside the presentation of the last book published by LifeStyle...

Helping Land, Tondo

Helping Land, Tondo

In Tondo with Project Pearls, for their weekly event for the people of Helping Land (ou Happyland).

Quezon City instants

Quezon City instants

A car broken down on EDSA, the main peripheral road, a street photography in Vargas Museum, paths of the UP campus, the University of the Philippines, and some other instants...

Happyland, Tondo

Happyland, Tondo

On the way to a Project Pearl ngo event, passing by the alleys of Happyland, or so called, in the heart of the misery...

France-Philippines

France-Philippines

These days, the streets of Manila are dressed in the colors of France and the Philippines on the occasion of the visit of President Francois Hollande. The following week,...

Inside Discovery Primea

Inside Discovery Primea

Inside Discovery Primea, one of the tallest building of Manila, back here for the 3rd time after the photoshoot for the Manila Wallpaper* City guide, sometimes a before/after...

Divisoria, market, malls

Divisoria, market, malls

A quick pass by Divisoria, commercial heart of the north of Manila.

Quiapo activity

Quiapo activity

Passing by Quiapo, it's busy streets, motley crowd its famous church, ...

Binondo streets

Binondo streets

Guiding friends, a tour in the area of Binondo, the street photography pleasure.

Manila, etc.

Manila, etc.

Manila moments and places, traffic jams, burgers, taxis, views, etc.

Makati variations

Makati variations

Makati, modern and philippine... in a couple instants.

Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City

Bonifacio Global City, uptown district of Manila, modernity, globalisation...

Wallpaper Manila City Guide backstage

Wallpaper Manila City Guide backstage

A few backstage moments in the places I visited during my mission to shoot around sixty locations for the Wallpaper City Guide on Manila.

Philippines Woman University photo class

Philippines Woman University photo class

Passing by, taking a few instants with the stylist and photographer students during a photo studio class by their teacher June in the Philippines Woman University (PWU) of...

Bla-Bla Arcaheological Complex

Bla-Bla Arcaheological Complex

Cian Dayrit invites us in his fictional disappeared civilisation with his real artefacts talking about identity, heritage, nationhood. Art Informal Gallery, Greenhills.

The Philippines Association of Printmakers

The Philippines Association of Printmakers

Passing by the workshop of the Philippines Association of Printmakers in the CCP complex in Manila for a quick visit.

The Syjuco family Art Lab

The Syjuco family Art Lab

In Alabang, south of Manila, come visit Art Lab, the house-gallery-studio-museumof the Syjuco's, a family of great artists

Intramuros streets

Intramuros streets

A few streets, a few views of Intramuros, the historical center of Manila, frame of many picturesques, insolites moments.

Makati streets and views

Makati streets and views

Makati, financial, economic, center of Manila, full of buildings to look at them from the ground or from above...

Intramuros golf

Intramuros golf

Views and lives of Intramuros golf, belting the historical city : golfers, guards, buildings, many subjects to feature...

Fort Bonifacio streets and views

Fort Bonifacio streets and views

Not always the best light, but from above, a view of Fort Bonifacio's evolution, construction, expansion of the district.

Ocean Park

Ocean Park

Ocean park, a marine resort on Manila bay, is a great place to enjoy the sunsets, or to hangout, during day or evening.

Openings in Art Informal

Openings in Art Informal

Art Informal, Greenhills, Manila, open this evening exhibits of Wataru Sakuma, Woven Cities ; Noell El Farol, Fleet ; Marc Gaba, Interiors.

About the earthquake risk in Manila

About the earthquake risk in Manila

Earthquake Risk in Greater Metro Manila, a talk by Director Renato Solidum, Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), during See Through My Eyes, an...

Rooms, theatre in a condo

Rooms, theatre in a condo

The performer and writer Jenny Logico-Cruz perform her very intimate solo play, Rooms, revision and compilation of 3 of her plays, in her condo with members of the new...

National Photo Contest jury

National Photo Contest jury

We are a 5 members jury to elect during this national photo contest organized by he Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation, on the theme White on White, among 420...

Manila Snaps

Manila Snaps

Picking moments here and there, a mood, a moment, an image...

Fort Bonifacio Snaps

Fort Bonifacio Snaps

Slowing down the pace in the Fort Bonifacio Global city alleys, staring at the heights...


North to South :

Metro Manila