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Initially, I thought about this set as reflective of 'penitencia' - a Holy Week practice among religious and devotees to undergo suffering or inflict pain to the body as a form of penitence/penance. Took self-portraits experimenting with various textures used as masks, lights and street vignettes. But with the present flooding that has turned Metro Manila and neighboring provinces into a real waterworld, I think this set clearly expresses my own emotional suffering. I pray that tomorrow, the weather will be much better, that floods all over Luzon will recede fast and that affected people will soon regain normalcy in their disrupted lives. I believe hope is such a powerful energy. The Filipino spirit is waterproof!

lakandula This photo was shot on film. Taken by lakandula with a Lomography Actionsampler (available in our Online Shop) loaded with Agfa precisa 100 film in Muntinllupa, Philippines. These tags describe this photo: triples, xpro, light, penitensya, self-portrait, street, cana1, and acs. Date: 2012-07-16. Time: Morning. This photo can also be found in the album My Flood-Affected State Of Mind.

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