My location on this profile states my home in the Philippines, but I am currently in London, UK.
My mother is the cultural officer at the Philippine Embassy here in London and she was forwarded an email from Gary McLeod introducing this project. She forwarded it to me, saying something about a photography project and LCC, which she knows is associated to me somehow. She was right: I am currently doing a Foundation Diploma in Art & Design at Wimbledon College of Art. Both colleges are part of the University of the Arts, London.
I read the email and explored this "ship". This ship's pretty amazing. I've seen projects like this - recreating photos of a different era - before, but never on such a large scale and with so much historic value!
It is so rare that the Philippines is part of something like this. I've come across a few people here in London who didn't even know if the Philippines was a country. Not to mention that we - my friends back at home and I - have been wanting to collaborate on something for a really long time... but never found time to build something up from scratch. So this is a big deal. Excitement all around. Cross-continental all around.
For some reason, I held back joining myself, thinking that I didn't have any photographs to contribute. I really wish I did. I only have photos of Manila and Cebu from 2008. But talking about the unidentifiable, mysterious canal
tonight (through the miracle that is the Internet) has finally driven me to hop on, officially.
That was long, and I realize I just explained a little incessantly, but the point is, I've filled in my location as such because I thought it would be relevant to this project (though someone please correct me if I'm wrong; if this defies some sort of demographic for this study in social networking please let me know!). And I will be participating mainly with the crew that represents the Philippines, as much as I can... And get even a little taste of home while on a foreign voyage myself.
november 22, 2010, 00:04am