Can you tell that I'm a people person?

I am a human interest photographer with a knack for adventure and talking to strangers.

I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and now currently residing in The Hague, Netherlands.

A self-proclaimed global citizen, I believe that we all have a role to play as stewards of the Earth and the beings we share it with.

I have gone down many paths to see beyond my backyard. From fronting an all-girl rock band to co-founding a thriving retail business. From building disaster resilient homes in Tacloban to learning about Social Innovation in Nairobi.

Some things I enjoy are new beginnings, a good laugh, chanting mantras, volunteering and yes, the occasional shot of tequila.

My life is always on edit. The less we think we know, the better.

Kindness inspires me.

At the Wagah Border in Amritsar, India
Rock climbing in Krabi, Thailand.
Building disaster-resilient homes in Tacloban, Philippines.
At the end of Rise Up Ride On - 250km fundraising bike ride around the province of Samar and Leyte, Philippines.
Thorong-La Pass - the highest point on the Annupurna Circuit, Nepal.
Attempting some high-jumping with a Maasai warrior in Kenya.
Experiening village life in Rwanda.
Crossing the Wadden Sea - a very muddy and wet 10km hike to Ameland, Netherlands.
With Whang-Od, the oldest traditional Kalinga tattoo artist in the Philippines. This was after I received a tattoo from her and her apprentice, Grace.
Horse-trekking in Kyrgyzstan.

At the Wagah Border in Amritsar, India Rock climbing in Krabi, Thailand. Building disaster-resilient homes in Tacloban, Philippines. At the end of Rise Up Ride On - 250km fundraising bike ride around the province of Samar and Leyte, Philippines. Thorong-La Pass - the highest point on the Annupurna Circuit, Nepal. Attempting some high-jumping with a Maasai warrior in Kenya. Experiening village life in Rwanda. Crossing the Wadden Sea - a very muddy and wet 10km hike to Ameland, Netherlands. With Whang-Od, the oldest traditional Kalinga tattoo artist in the Philippines. This was after I received a tattoo from her and her apprentice, Grace. Horse-trekking in Kyrgyzstan.

My Work

My work aims to bear witness to humanity. It is a celebration of our diversity as well as an exploration into the things that connect us and bring us together. 

The best part about taking photos for me is getting to know the people in front of my lens. I work towards capturing simple and genuine moments.

I shoot on location and use available light. 

Photography is also a way for me talk about social issues that I advocate for, like justice and sexual and reproductive health.

Follow my personal project - Make No Strangers.


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