Next in line for our new LomoPeople series, we follow chrisdafox, who’s been busy taking pictures and shooting portraits of his friends and chronicling their less than ordinary tales through the discerning eye of his analogue lens.
For the past few months, I’ve been taking in a lovely park in the central business district, which is exactly where I brought Kris. So, we spent the day walking around and enjoying much needed greens in a city made of glass and concrete. But if there is something that I should point out, in some parts of Manila, they have this stupid rule that prevents anyone from taking photographs in public areas: the streets, the sidwealks, even in freaking parks.
So while we swapped stories about her dislike for chocolate cakes and my disagreement to her preference, and walked and took shots, we were approached. The security officer was kind enough to let us finish, but I was a bit disappointed because I effectively lost one of my favourite spots to shoot in the city. But now that I look at the photograph, all I can say it was damn worth it.
It´s shots like these that really remind me why I love photography, and its not only about the end product. Perhaps to some people it might not make sense, but the journey that we take to get that photo makes it more than just another shot. In the end, it becomes a memory and that thing just doesn´t go away.
And besides, with a smile like that, how can one forget?
If she held that look a little longer, my camera would´ve broke, I´d get a heart attack, the trees in the park would wither up and die, and eventually consume the rest of the universe because of her cuteness.
We’ll take more of these soon, I hope.
- Check out more of chrisdafox’s work on flickr