g r a n u l a r i t y #1

First shot.
First roll.
Film first-hand: I found joy in the anticipation — in waiting for the roll to be developed, the negatives to be scanned. I found magic in seeing photographs, which were taken days, weeks, months ago, for the very first time.

These are some of the shots from my first ever film roll that was shot using Yashica FX-3 and an expired Kodak Ultramax 400 film. Timeline of photographs: May 2015-June 2015. Developed around August 2015. I have 5+ rolls of film yet to be developed. All were taken during the first half of 2016. We’re on the last month of 2017’s first quarter. Whether through words, film, smartphone, or a digital camera, I hope to chronicle more of the little, magical, and delightful along with the sad, harsh, and bleak.

First shot. Post Office from Escolta.
Kids of Escolta.
Self-portrait. Quiapo, while riding a jeep to Espanya.
Ron, my brother. Mother’s Day 2015.
Daddy and Mommy. Mother’s Day 2015.
‘Ordinary’ bus to the city.
Tiger, our dog.
Sunset or sunrise? Expressway.
While waiting for my lomiPalengke sa bayan ng Cuenca.
April, taking my picture. National Museum, May 2015.
April. National Museum, May 2015.
April, adjusting her film camera. National Museum, May 2015.


  1.  the quality or condition of being granular.
  2. technical
    the scale or level of detail present in a set of data or other phenomenon.

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