Two months ago, a friend of mine, Sr. Gomez, gave me more than 200 pictures to scan. I volunteered to do it because converting old photos to digital format is something that I enjoy doing – it’s one way of saving them for the future.
I usually scavenge antique shops for old photos. When I visit old houses, I usually ask for family albums – since I can’t take them back home with me I would just take snapshots using my digicam.
Once these old photos are lost, their lost forever. So we have to try saving copies while we can – and since we have the technology, we can start with Lolo and Lola’s photos that often neglected.
Every pictures tells a story. They capture a time lost in the transition of Filipino tradition, values, faith and lifestyle.
I wanted to show more of GGR’s photos but knowing him (his a very personal person) I would have to keep most of what I have now.