Photo of Melo Villareal

Melo Villareal

Armed with his insatiable passion for photography, my journeys have taken me to more than 500 islands in the Philippines; from the Batanes group of islands to Palawan and the remote jungles of Babuyanes to indigenous rituals of Bukidnon. I now specializes in travel photography with work that is dedicated to celebrating the living remnants of the vanishing past. My aim is to immortalize, through my art, the undeniable impeded disappearance of rituals, festivals, indigenous cultures, local heritage sites and breath taking landscapes that are frequently taken for granted.