Weekly Photo Challenge: FOCUS_Wood & Bamboo HouseAugust 23, 2014
Here I focused on the house where one of our heroes, Apolinario Mabini [1864-1903] lived and died. His Sesquicentennial birth anniversary is being celebrated this year. The house — made of wood, with bamboo slats as flooring and his bed, also made of bamboo are being preserved. Mabini wrote essays against American imperialism at the turn of the century in the Philippines. Despite being a paralytic, he was appointed as Chief Adviser of Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo, the First President of the Philippine Republic in 1898. He was the First Minister of Foreign Affairs, and First Minister of the National Council.
The video below shows how “BANIG”, the handwoven mat as shown above is being made. This film made good use of the camera aperture and depth of field – focusing and defocusing on the object/subject.