#1 – Ate Jyds // 2017

Ever since I’ve had the opportunity to have my picture taken by different kinds of photographers in the past, I’ve grown to shape a theory about photographers and their subjects. I believe that the outcome of the photos and the models in them is the direct result of what the photographer believes the essence of their subject is, that the picture becomes a vessel that allows the audience to see the world through their eyes, to see the person through their eyes. If they love the person they’re taking a picture of, that will translate into the photo, however you interpret that.

In the case of my fellow Hurlingham and Chelsea survivor and forever sister Ate Jyds, I’ve always sensed these three things about her: her intuition, her curiosity of the world around her and her ability to communicate with an audience, may that be a group of people or a camera.

Holland Park

Waterstones, Trafalgar Square

“I find it funny when you say you sound high when you tell me the story (of Animal Farm by George Orwell).”

“Bakit eto binigay sa akin, eh mas may magandang cover sa baba? Outrage!”


Published by troycabida

Troy Cabida (he/him) is a Filipino poet and producer based in south west London. His recent poems have appeared in TAYO Literary Magazine, harana poetry, MacMillan and bath magg. He is a producer for London open mic night Poetry and Shaah and co-founder of Liwayway Kolektibo, an arts and culture network providing space for UK-based Filipino/a/x creatives. His debut pamphlet, War Dove, was published by Bad Betty Press in 2020. Photo taken by Ray Roberts.

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