Looking back, it has been an awesome year and a half being in this project. :) I am proud as a mommy with my work and everyone else’s, we HAD waited a year before we saw our pictures. The waiting made me anxious and excited all at the same time — will my pictures turn out right?? I hope NOT ALL shots fail!! (Haha!)
To recap, the WHILST WE WAIT project is:
“a Philippine-based photo-project whose goal is to visualize the future through a heterogeneous analogue-mixture of film photographs and handwritten letters with vivid virtues of anticipation, perspective and waiting.”
I participated my waiting with the theme: “For the Love of Sun, Surf and Sand”. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be posting each of my hand-painted letter and it’s accompanying picture.
My Reason For Waiting: I am always waiting for fun and adventure! And I’m waiting for that perfect wave…
My set is composed of my adventures with sand in my toes and that salty breeze on my skin. It is my year-old love affair with the hot sun & the cool waters. Waiting has always been a big part of this adventure — whether it was waiting for discounted travel packages, waiting for the scheduled weekend away, waiting for the sun to rise or waiting for the perfect wave. Truly when I am doing something I am passionate about, “waiting” for the actual event is the hardest part. Although, when the moment I have waited for (for days and months) arrives and ironically goes the next second, I realize that the wait was the best part of my journey. Creating these letters and photographs has become quite a meaningful exploration, opening up a new level of awareness for what I wait for & what various emotional states I may go through while waiting.
I joined the project around May 2010 and completing my submissions last June 2011. Yesterday (December 10, 2011), we finally showcased our letters and photographs in the much awaited exhibit in Makati. Everyone’s photographs were posted on the walls of the building frames beautifully with white Christmas rice lights. Letters were kept in white boxes at the floor by the walls so people could browse through them.
I was particularly touched by my friends who dropped by to show their support! I wish my family could’ve made it — I do understand though, how the rain and the Christmas rush makes Makati inaccessible! Special thanks to Isi who helped me set up and manage my booth at the mini bazaar and kept our friends entertained while I talked to customers. :)
Thanks for the love everyone! <3 ‘Til the next exhibit!!! Wooohooo! XD