Tuesday, June 2, 2009

TRAINS OF THOUGHT ] Jake V and co. do the locomotion

picones_web-16Paolo Picones

The MRT started its 24/7 operations yesterday but that's an event more exciting for da geys than for this tunay-na-lalake bunch of young lensmen. For several days last summer, photographers Jake Versoza, Paolo Picones, Veejay Villafranca and Bahaghari let loose their lenses to document life in and outside Manila's last remaining railways. The resulting photographs, mostly gritty than nostalgic, will be exhibited in a show called--you guessed it--"Trains of Thought," at the Black Soup Gallery in Cubao Expo come June 12.

villafranca_web-3Veejay Villafranca

bahagJake Versoza

The exhibit is just part of a bigger Independence Day event at Cubao X put together by Roam Magazine, "the little train that could," to launch its second outing: The Roadtrip Issue. Jake, who is the magazine's executive editor, and his gang of shutterbugs will also hold free workshops on travel writing, photography, alternative traveling, itinerary planning, budget traveling, backpacking, and scrapbook designing.

"Of all the major modes of public transportation, the train has always been looked down upon," said their press release. "And Roam dislikes playing favorites." 'Stig.

Photographs courtesy of Paolo Picones

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