PROFILE: @ALPERRPADIERNOS

Photographed + Written by Al-Perr Padiernos (@alperrpadiernos)
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“Hello, my name is John Al-Perr Padiernos, I was Born and raised in Manila, Philippines. I grew up in Tondo, a district of Manila, a densely packed slum  where a lot of crazy and dangerous things happen daily." - Al-Perr
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“From my younger years I've always been artistically inclined having spent most of my time growing up playing around with pencils, sketch pads, and some musical instruments until my brother had his own camera. It was expensive for us and for my age that time so I wasn't able to borrow it from him which grew my interest and curiosity even further. So I began to work and save to for my first camera and since 2013 I’ve documenting my daily encounters.” - Al-Perr
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“I’m a little bit introverted, but in a way I feel most connected to the people I photograph and I've taken a lot of pictures of strangers, people I don't even know of. What catches my eyes is humanity, the story a certain slice of time that speaks to me wherever I go.” - Al-Perr
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“Diversity is what made me move to Los Angeles, where varieties of people, culture, subcultures, are existing. So far during my stay, I handpicked some jobs where I wanted to experience and see first hand how different people interacted and treated each other and that's where I mostly get my ideas, inspiration, and perceptions on how I photograph. Los Angeles is closest to home.”
- Al-Perr
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“The submitted photographs are pigments of my misadventures throughout my travels, walks, or anywhere I go. I have an essay/ zine entitled "Metallic Carcass" a photo series documenting my daily commute from public transportations where it showcases the struggles of the mass commuters on an overpopulated Manila.” - Al-Perr
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