Photo Essay

The one I love

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When JPG launched the theme "The Ones We Love" I immediately knew my entry would be about my mother. She's one of the most willing subjects I could ever find!

She's perfect for this category is because she was the one who encouraged my photography. When I was five years old, she bought me my first ever toy camera. From then on, I was hooked. Now that I am a lot older and have more sophisticated equipment, she has become my critic and also my number one fan. She goes through thousands and thousands of my photos and makes sense of the chaos; managing to thread coherent themes within them. She's even put together two photo albums showcasing my eye for telling stories through pictures.

So now, it's my turn to pay tribute to the one who not only gave me life but has helped sustain it through the good times and the bad.

I love you, Ma!

(Addendum: My mom is a writer and has written countless articles for a major newspaper in the Philippines, recently, she has used my photos to accompany her travel articles.)

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4 responses

  • Luke Everett

    Luke Everett gave props (15 Apr 2010):

    An excellent tribute to your mom! She not only raised and directed you in life, but somehow came out the other end with your love and respect :-) Great vote

  • Giselle Goloy

    Giselle Goloy said (17 Apr 2010):

    Thanks, Luke. :)

  • Yogesh Kumar

    Yogesh Kumar gave props (17 Apr 2010):

    its great!!!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (21 Apr 2010):

    Lovely story and photos...thank you for sharing

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