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This is Better Than What We Planned To See Photograph

Michael Vincent Manalo



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"I didn't expect it to be this beautiful, this is better than the view from the tower." She said. It was like the culmination of it all, we were a group but the two of us walked together almost the whole time. I during that time was really pulled towards her and it seems like she was being pulled towards me too. Simple things such as asking if she needed help with her bag which she refuses, but it was obvious that she is tired and that smile that pierces my heart in an instant; such sweetness, such gentleness; like a deer in its meek attitude. It was growing, she grew more closer and the eye contact became longer, or perhaps I imagined it that way but this is just a few hours from when it happened so Im sure I wasn't. We ended the trip at the tip of this old place, where both of us suddenly felt a striking yet mellow breeze of nostalgia. While the other two were below we were up there looking at the view, above that hill. The passing cars, the night sky, the busy highways, the rush of city life while we were there situated, grounded with such a strong feeling of I dont even know. It was almost like magic, a magic pull of gravity towards two people? Or maybe I just think it like that. Even as fresh as a few hours, the feelings we had when we were up there is like something long forgotten and brought back again like something hidden in an old chest for years and just now had been opened. Earlier we were planning to see the view atop a tower, and she looked at me and said that the view up here is better. She told me she will not forget this moment and I know I will not too. The way her eyes were during that time she said that, is a memory I will not forget.

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Print:Giclee on Fine Art Paper

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Size:10 W x 10 H x 0.1 D in

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Michael Vincent Manalo is a photographer and photo-manipulator. His work is inspired by the imagined memories of nostalgic and dream-like environments; his works documents their decline into post-apocalyptic, nightmarish creations. Manalo has exhibited in several countries - Australia, England, Germany, Georgia, Italy, Japan, Lithuania, Philippines, Poland, Serbia, South Korea, Taiwan, UK and USA. He has won the 2010 1st prize in the Digital Art Category at the Art Museum of Chianciano Terme, Italy and 2011 Best Photography Illustration from The Redmond Digital Arts Festival in Washington, USA, 2015 2nd place in the Secret Art Prize from the Curious Duke Gallery in London and Nominated for the APBF Signature Art Prize of 2014 from the Singapore Art Museum. He was also named as one of 2014 Asia's Top Ten Most Inspiring Visual Artists in Asia by the Top 10 Publications in Malaysia. PORTFOLIO: PROJECTS: MUSIC:

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