Kadayawan sa Davao Festival 2013

Kadayawan sa Dabaw, Davao City, Philippines © Jojie Alcantara I am lucky to have spanned more than a decade of covering Mindanao’s most colorful and biggest festival in the islands. Through my work… Continue reading

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Life lessons

“No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress, you are still way ahead of everyone who isn’t trying.” – Tony Robbins

Above the clouds

“I owned the world that hour as I rode over it. free of the earth, free of the mountains, free of the clouds, but how inseparably I was bound to them.” ~ Charles… Continue reading

SM’s Musical Fountain

SM Lanang Premier Musical Fountain My beloved Davao City © Jojie Alcantara 2013 This night shot was for an advertorial in Philippine Airlines’ inflight Mabuhay Magazine.  I was commissioned by SM Malls to… Continue reading

Golden sunset

“Our power lies in our small daily choices, one after another, to create eternal ripples of a life well lived.” -Mollie Marti Sunset from the Masao River in Butuan City  © Jojie Alcantara

Field of lily dreams

“A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.” – Henry David Thoreau

Bruno Mars: Proud to be Filipino

The Man of Mars, celebrity performer Bruno Mars, declares himself proud to be a Filipino when he performed in a concert in Cebu a year back.  Filmed poignantly from the point of view… Continue reading

Listen to the rain

“It is raining and you can hear the pattern of the drops. You can hear it with your ears, or you can hear it out of that deep silence. If you hear it… Continue reading

A view of paradise

“The love of wilderness is more than a hunger for what is always beyond reach; it is also an expression of loyalty to the earth, the earth which bore us and sustains us,… Continue reading

Sunrise for Sylvia

  This sunrise was captured in Tandag, Surigao del Sur. Click to view large size. Sunrise for Sylvia was a postcard series I created back in 2010 for my good friend Sylvia Canete,… Continue reading

Philippine Legoland

Philippine Legoland in SM Lanang Davao In observance of Independence Day, a unique exhibit embraces the Department of Tourism’s slogan with a twist, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines with LEGO,” showing the… Continue reading

A lifetime’s worth

“It seems to me that the natural world is the greatest source of excitement; the greatest source of visual beauty; the greatest source of intellectual interest.  It is the greatest source of so… Continue reading

El Rio de Butuan

“Life is like the river, sometimes it sweeps you gently along and sometimes the rapids come out of nowhere.” ― Emma Smith

My Recognition Award for 2013

Thank you, Davao City Government,  Mayor Sara and Vice Mayor Rody Duterte, for this wonderful honor.  (My years of hard work — labor of love–  are finally recognized since I started as a… Continue reading

Banza Church Ruins

“In the end, the character of a civilization is encased in its structures.” ~ Frank Gehry I had this deadline for an airline travel magazine assignment which just gave me ample time to… Continue reading

Camiguin’s White Island

“Paradise was always over there, a day’s sail away. But it’s a funny thing, escapism. You can go far and wide and you can keep moving on and on through places and years,… Continue reading

Get High on Life

“There are no more committed people on the planet than surfers. We fall down a lot. We turn around, paddle back out, and do it over and over again. Unlike anything else in… Continue reading

Believe in yourself

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.” ~ Mary Kay… Continue reading

Freedom!

Happy Independence Day, Pilipinas! “It’s the heart afraid of breaking that never learns to dance. It is the dream afraid of waking that never takes the chance. It is the one who won’t… Continue reading

Dream big

“Dream what you want to dream; go where you want to go; be what you want to be, because you have only one life and one chance to do all the things you… Continue reading

Reload 026: It’s More Fun in Dahican

RELOAD,  REFRESH, RESTART  026 -  It’s what we do in our computers.  So with life, we take a break.  If all else fails, reformat.  Sit back, relax and enjoy my favorite video reposts.… Continue reading

  • THE SCENE STEALER.

    'Kodaker' was our funny old slang for a photographer back when it was the popular brand. I actually do workshops for Canon. : )

    A proud Filipina from Davao City (Dabawenya) I write a column for two newspapers. I shoot and write for travel magazines, blogs, and companies. My crazy adventures turned me into a photographer. I am also a nutcase artist who paints and draws caricatures.

    As a solo traveler, I have strange habits of hoarding funny signs, Asian horror films, weird artifacts and 80s memorabilia (MJ is my pop idol). This blog is the Scene Stealer, because I quietly capture candid scenes of humanity and surreal visions of nature (living in a magical world).

    As a photojournalist, I love aerial, travel and culture in exploring destinations. Now a semi-retired TV host, I do product endorsements on the side. This blog features my artistic life, with the help of inspirational quotes. My published articles are in another blog.

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