STREET PHOTOGRAPHY IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES: An Afternoon Walk at Manila Bay

street photography

Very recently on my black and white travel/street photography Instagram portfolio (@sherlynmaehernandez please give it a check and follow if you want), I wrote this statement in my bio: An International Relations Professor who will keep on traveling and taking photos around Asia until she makes it to NatGeo @sherlynmaehernandez on Instagram It’s not that … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #10: GETTING CULTURED AT BENCAB MUSEUM, BAGUIO CITY

bencab museum

Baguio City is dubbed as the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”, and this is because of its high altitude location which therefore gives it a very cold and cozy weather, almost all year round. Filipinos and other tourists would visit Baguio City mostly every summer to escape the heat in their own respective hometowns. Back … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #6: BREAKFAST AT SINGAPORE

Breakfast at Singapore

We meet again, Singapore! I was so happy to have a chance to visit Singapore again, this time not as a tourist but an academic presenter at a conference in Nanyang Technological University. My prior trips to Singapore consists of quick layovers and visits to specific areas, such as Little India and Chinatown. Singapore could … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #5: STREETS OF METRO MANILA

streets of metro manila

These photos were taken by a Samsung S6 phone back in July 2015. Whenever I’m not traveling, I always make it a point to try take photos of anything interesting I’ll see around Manila, my home city. Looking back and assessing my photography skills, I feel like I’ve learned so much over the years and … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #4: AN ARTS AND CULTURE TOUR OF LEGAZPI CITY

legazpi city

Bicol Region in the Philippines (consists of the provinces of Camarines Norte, Camarines Sur, Albay, Sorsogon, Masbate, and Catanduanes) is one of the most beautiful regions in the Philippines. Personally, this is also the place I keep on coming back to. I love the calmness of the provinces (even the most urban ones), I love … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #3: APUNG IRU FLUVIAL FESTIVAL

apung iru fluvial festival

Having parents coming from two different cultural/linguistic groups (my Dad is from Batangas and my Mom is from Pampanga) is something I am very proud of because I got to expose myself to two different worlds and learn two different local languages. However, having born and raised in my Dad’s hometown has allowed me to … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia Photo Essay #2: BERJALAN SURABAYA

surabaya

For some reason, I have seriously YOLO-ed myself over traveling a lot in 2019, as if I know something will happen that will literally bar me and everyone else in this planet from traveling in 2020. I have been out and about on every school break there is (presenting researches, sneaking in quick vacations, and … Read more

SNAPSHOTS: Asia: A Travel/Street Photo Essay Series by Sherlyn Mae Hernandez

photo essay

I am Sherlyn and I’ve been spending my 20s pursuing Travel and Street Photography. I am an International Relations Professor and a Creative Travel Marketing Startup Founder based in Manila, Philippines. Travel and street photography is my life’s greatest passion, and I am (finally!) ready to show the world my works, mainly to solicit constructive … Read more