Kalye Serye Cebu: Because It's Not Always Rainbows and Butterflies

It's June people! Can you believe that? Anyway, I've been quite busy with a couple of things like planning (or not planning) for my upcoming trip, working/creating contents, catching up with family and friends, and all other sort of stuff a.k.a adulting. Except for what I've mentioned in my previous post, everything's going quite well in my part of the world. 

This month marks my 8th blog anniversary!!!!! Eight years, and look where this blog has taken me. It paved way for so many great opportunities, communities, and friendships. And if you're reading this right now, I'd like to say thank you for supporting me in any way you can.

I haven't planned on doing anything for my blogiversary although I'm still thinking of doing something a little special. But for now, let me start this month with some of my street photographs a couple of months ago that I just edited very recently (like a few minutes ago, lol). Somehow, I took a different take of editing - a little on the darker side, but not heavily edited at all. 

As you know, I'm constantly experimenting so that I'm able to better express what I want to express through my photographs. Today's Kalye Serye showcases photos that I'd say are unintentional, and super candid in a way that I haven't really thought of the composition that much, photos that didn't make the first cut, or photos that turned out to be valuable visuals.

Have you ever had that moment when you browse through your photos and you set aside the not so good ones? And then you go back to them after a long while and realize that they're actually pretty good and tell a story? That's me! And this is like my moment of epiphany. Look.

*Taxi and Bicycle

*Hotel Shamrock


*Sidewalk motion

*Tourists and locals at Magellan's Cross



*Fully-clothed and Topless

*Little girl and Hello Kitty

*Afternoon merienda

*Hey little boy! 

I love the unintentional contrasting subjects or juxtaposition in some of these photographs. The taxi and the bicycle. The fully-clothed man and the topless boy. The little girl holding paper bills and the girl wearing Hello Kitty passing by. Sometimes, photography surprises you in the most amazing ways. 

It probably took you just a second or two to browse this post but if you look closely, which photos struck you? What stories can you derive from these photographs? 


Kalye Serye, formerly Snapshots Saturday, is a bi-weekly blog series featuring my street photography venture. Kalye (street) and Serye (series) aims to build and promote social awareness in the community and the world by creating and sharing meaningful photographs.

Street photography is mainly the act of taking photos candidly which doesn't necessarily have to happen in the streets all the time. Read more about it here - Why Street Photography?

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