Welcome to Curious Philippines!

The proud sunset view of Manila Bay.

A dependable shot of romance if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of Manila.


Curious Philippines is a platform for getting to know the Southeast Asian jewel, the Philippines, and its 7,000+ islands.  It is a photo archive that seeks to map trends, patterns and stories of Filipino heritage, as they are discovered first hand.

Curious Philippines is developed with contributions from artists and friends.  It serves as a challenge and an aid to Filipino artist Mae Aguinaldo in getting to know the islands of her home country.

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CINEMATIC                     ENIGMATIC                       POETIC


Dennis Aguinaldo   Angeli Chi   Irma Lacorte

Butch Mapa   Daisuke Takeya  Glaiza Veluz

And other “secret” friends…


Home brew

Local maker’s ingredients for making Vermouth:

sugar (asukal), star anise, laurel leaves, cardamom, and coriander seeds

Photo by JQ

Manila [2019]

Street Conversation

Manila [2018]

“Street photography, it will be demonstrated, is not a passive medium representing the reality of urban life, but a dynamic visual practice through which urban reality is created, enacted, and reinforced.” – Brent Luvaas


Sidewalk Installation: Peace and Respect

Manila [2018]

“Prop” up

“Prop” up

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‘Ber’ On

On the road.

Manila [2018]

Buy Philippine Made: Red ‘place mat’ and a tiny sombrero


Red woven place mat from Isabela province + tiny sombrero souvenir from Baler, Quezon.


See the rest of the campaign here


Graffiti III: [creative] Process

Quezon City (2018)

National Museum of Natural History

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