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Hometown:

Koronadal City , Philippines

Biographical Info:

Ronald de Jong is a freelance travel photographer and writer, based in Mindanao, the Philippines. His photographs and articles have been published in various magazines and other periodicals around the world. He loves photography and has a deep passion for the Philippines, a country with an amazing array of photographic wonders.

Through his photography he wants to uncover the way he sees the fascinating island of Mindanao, his versatility and ability to respect and understand the local culture and people helps him preserving memories, sharing experiences and to illustrate the essence of the ever present natural beauty of the Philippines and its rich cultural heritage.

Because of his independent character, imaginative mind and free spirit Ronald seldom takes assignments, instead he wants to concentrate on composing inspiring images that will show unforgettable moments and enchanting sceneries, creating stock images and writing. Ronald has traversed several parts of Mindanao extensively in pursuit of his passion, looking for and finding beauty in our everyday surroundings and capturing a wide palette of places and faces.

His work has an unique, balanced blend between travel photography, candid shots and photojournalism. None of Ronald's photographs have been digitally manipulated, his aim is to keep the images true to their origin. It is this straight-forward and no-nonsense approach that makes each of his images a remarkable reflection of reality.

Links of interest:

Philippine Impressions

Ronald de Jong's Recent Contributions

True Heroes

True Heroes

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,624]

True Heroes. Text and Images by Marvy Enestoes and Ronald de Jong.   Some time ago we met two fascinating women; Clarissa and Joramae, both of them are “Overseas Filipino Workers”...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Working Abroad
Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy. Manok Inasal.

Sweet, Salty and Sour; but not that Spicy.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,624]

The Filipino cuisine is an exotic blend of many different cultural influences from both sides of the Pacific and reflects the multi-ethnic history of this tropical archipelago...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Food | Travel | Photography
Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy, Balut.

Crazy, Crawly, Creepy and Crunchy

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,624]

The Philippine archipelago is famous and notorious for its distinctive side-walk cuisine and the island of Mindanao has a bedazzling mélange of gratifying vittles as well. Taking a chunk out of these...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Adventure | Photography | Traditions
Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Mindanao, Magic, Medicine and Mystery.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,624]

After being brushed off for a great number of years as "superstition" and "fraud" by many, Shamanism is still in favour in Mindanao. In the rural areas and among the indigenous...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | People | Photography | Traditions
Destination Mindanao ...at last!!

Destination Mindanao ...at last!!

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [11,624]

An estimated 4, 7 million foreigners visited the Philippines in the year 2013 and the expectations for 2014 are even higher. The most visited tourist’s spots are undoubtedly the beaches in...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: People | Photography | Ecotourism
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