In 2016 I was art directing an animation television project in Manila. Because the story line took place in the city, I was shown and asked to photograph areas that were normally off limits to tourists. This opportunity gave me an inside glimpse of the people who lived there and wetted my appetite to explore other areas in my free time. After three months, when the first phase of my contract was complete, I traveled in the northern mountain area of Luzon before returning to Los Angeles.
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