May 4, 2021•230 words
Sa Balai, sama-samang nagmomonitor ng landing. Masaya't in high spirits dahil sa naging matagumpay na paglunsad ng pagkilos para sa Mayo Uno.
Told a friend once, "When I have a camera in hand, it feels like I'm working." Our cultural assumptions about work, where we characterize it as tiring and empty, or alienating, could interfere with what I mean. In a more neutral sense, I think my body at work when taking photos or operating a camera means I take a while and some extra effort to step out of the moment. It takes a little distance to take the photo. It takes stopping and framing. Quite literally, to take the above photos, I think I stopped mid-conversation because I actively decided that this was something I wanted to take a picture of. I knew what it was going to look like and I knew what it was going to mean to me, so I stopped to put it into pictures.
I am growing this personal collection of photos of what it looks like to be here and part of this network and movement. So whenever I can, I take a camera with me and get to work, go in for a shot. It takes decision-making in small, quick moments.
Entry 11 / #100Days