In my opinion Manuel Libres Librodo Jr. is much more than an emerging travel photographer from the Philippines...he is an exciting new travel photography talent, whose photographs betray an exceptional degree of professionalism and aesthetics. Manuel has only been photographing for four years, and as readers of TTP will see his photographs are breathtaking. Some of his photographs are digitally enhanced by heightening saturation and coloration...and a few are perhaps overly saturated, but the overall quality of his photographs is exceptional.
He is originally from the town of Lambunao located in the central part of the Philippines, and is currently a teacher in an international school in Bangkok. He had a one-man-show at the One Workshop Gallery, Makati, Philippines, and published his photographs in Digital Photo magazine, What Digital Camera and Mabuhay magazine, as well as having UNICEF featuring some of of his work in a calendar.
To introduce Manuel in TTP, I've chosen his work of Myanmar (Burma), a country which I visited twice and which I hold with great affection. The photograph of the Inle Lake fisherman which illustrates this post is by far of the best I've seen.
So hurry and click on Myanmar: Heartbeat of Gentle People