This online shoebox contains random pictures, notes, whatever. I've been a professional writer-photographer for so many years now. It's a damn good excuse to carry a camera around.

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Glad to have finally brought our PhotoTrekkers to Yangon!

No other Southeast Asian city has that blend of innocence and grit, squalor and sheer beauty. Here, serendipity awaits at every corner, as do the deep, dark secrets of its longtime isolation. The more I discover about Yangon, the deeper I want to get into it. Heck, I can shoot this place over and over.

And I will - See you in November, old boy :)

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Sak Yant tattoos. Geylang, Singapore.

Sak Yant

Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Thimphu, Bhutan - A Buddhist monk emerges from behind a colorful wall at the heart of downtown.


Posted By Lester V Ledesma

It's been a very interesting week. Started it on Sunday trading water bombs with Burmese folks celebrating Thingyan at a local Singapore temple:




... and while they were basking in the spirit of their water festival, Filipinos a world away marked the start of Holy Week 2014.


The climax of this occasion was, of course, today. This morning I photographed penitents in Manila:



Then later this afternoon I covered one of the many Via Crucis processions throughout the city:


But of course, it's only Friday. There are still two more days to go in this wet, hot, holy week :)


Posted By Lester V Ledesma

Something I've never seen in 11 years of living in Singapore: an old-school Buddhist monk, complete with staff, gourd flask and orange robe. I reckon he's not local. You just can't find his kind of monk in these parts anymore...





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