Posted by: nastypen | June 6, 2007

Round and Round It Goes…

I detest the fact that Boracay has now a stupid ferris wheel on the island.  What an abomination.  But I got an interesting photo:

Round and round......

“Me Love You Long Time.”   Shutter Speed: 1 second
F Number: F/7.1
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Date Picture Taken: May 29, 2006, 11:54:00 PM

I stole this shot. Tourism in this strip of white sand is flourishing alongside with the trappings of prostitution and exploitation. I liked that moment where in this white man was waiting for his “date” by the ferris wheel. The “date” arrived and the couple is just another statistic and a stereotype of bloated old white men with their underaged brown girlfriends, a staple in Filipino tourism industry. I like the visual metaphor of the colorful yet hideous ferris wheel, going round and round but not really going anywhere… just like the lives in this tableau.

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  1. Gosh. That Ferris Wheel looks like Satan’s Beautiful Machine. Scary yet you can’t look away. A wow picture.


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