Visual Tales

The work of Mykel Rose affords you the opportunity to travel with him and see the world through his vision. 

Tondo, an urban village

In 2017 I spent three months in Manila, art directing an animation series. Upon my arrival, I went to visit the neighborhood called Tondo where much of the story takes place. The producer wanted me to experience the area and to shoot reference material for the show. I was accompanied by a production assistant and a neighborhood guard. We spent the next four hours wandering through the labyrinth of streets and alleyways, photographing and talking to the locals. I was taken by the sights, the sounds, the smells- Tondo was teeming with life, and I was fascinated by it! This series is my snapshot of Tondo…