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.



  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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