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An outtake from one of Hafalla's first rolls of film - a portrait in 1978 of an old man in Mount Pulag. His first portrait shot with a borrowed Canonet from an aunt. Hafalla was then a volunteer on medical missions, sometimes assisting in minor surgeries. This exposed him to the most isolated places of the Cordilleras, and awakened something in his heart. ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ "Photography changed my whole vision, my life. It changed. I mean, it triggered from the mountains…Pulag, then eventually the people. It was a turning point. Of course it was a big adjustment, accepting that I won't be making any living, or any money out of this.⠀ ⠀ It became an advocacy…sharing what you see… These were for the next generation…in order to understand the culture. Selling photographs is not part of that, it will help, but not to sustain you."⠀⠀ ⠀ This is @rj.fernandezis editor and bookmaker at @mapabooks taking over @everydayphilippines⠀ ⠀ #mapabooks #tommyhafalla #ilibytommyhafalla #photobooks #photography #35mm #analogue #documentaryphotography #philippines #everydayphilippines #everydayasia #everydayeverywhere #kodaktrix #kodaktrix400 #filmsnotdead⠀mountainside #cordilleramountainrange ⠀ Copyright Tommy Hafalla