Developed using my Los Angeles Lightroom preset, inspired buy the tones of the city in summer. I’ll be releasing as part of my film look Lightroom preset pack available soon here -
LONG POST INCOMING: I’ve been able to meet and work with super dope people through Instagram. I think that this platform has so much potential for creatives to connect it almost feels like having hundreds pan pals. You’re able to bounce ideas with people from halfway across the world and I think that’s something I take for granted. I just want to thank everyone that’s been supporting and everyone that takes the time out to comment I really do appreciate each and every comment. I also appreciate artists like @asteryx who share these dope images for other artists to use as a basis to create something new. There will definitely be more of these! With that said just wanted to say thanks! But my backpack strapped on tight! 🎒 #asteryx2018
Payaman sa Chadpidan. No photo of Batanes' vast pasturelands would be complete without including a permanent fixture of the islands: its peaceful herds of grazing cattle. Cows munching on grass, photographed against Mt. Iraya and the endless blue skies is as cliched as selfies with any of Batanes' lighthouses - but an essential portrait of these beautiful islands and the Ivatan way of life. There is a ranch in Ivuhos, one of Batanes' 11 islands, that breeds the Batanes Black Cattle or the 'Vuhus Native.' This species of cattle have been bred in Ivuhos since the 1930s. They are especially favored for their prolificacy and ability to resist disease. Whereas cattle have been grown in Batanes before just to provide bountiful meat for town fiestas and occasions, they are now a source of additional income for Ivatan farmers in the form of meat exports as well as hide/leather goods. The Dept. of Agriculture is also working on a plan to export organic tapa from Batanes Beef to New Zealand. For perspective, it takes 4 years to grow a cow towards maturity, and depending on the size, will yield approximately P40,000/cow for the Ivatan farmer. Just some thoughts to ponder on the next time you photograph another cow in Batanes....