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Ronald de Jong

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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

Rice, much more than food  Image by Ronald de Jong

Rice, much more than food.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,327]

A Philippine proverb says that if anyone wastes rice or throws it away, his hand will become deformed and he will never know abundance or prosperity. In the Philippines rice is much more...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Photography | Ecotourism
Mindanao Traffic Throes  Image by Ronald de Jong  Copyright Reserved

Mindanao Traffic Throes

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,327]

Traffic conditions in Mindanao are often chaotic and driving does not necessarily mean arriving in time at your destination or getting there at all. The lack of respect and consideration for...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Travel | People | Photography
Pasalubong

Pasalubong

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,327]

Pasalubong, for Filipinos all over the globe a familiar word for a well-known and well-respected token, freely translated the name means "a gift to family and friends when coming home". To...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | People | Photography | Traditions
Tsinelas !

Tsinelas!

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,327]

These things are pleasant to wear, affordable, light-weight, functional, comfortable, convenient and available in almost every shopping mall, local stores and sold by many street vendors. They can be...

Destinations: Mindanao | Philippines
Topics: Culture | Travel | Photography | Traditions
Texting at every turn.

Texting at every turn.

Ronald de Jong - aliawan [10,327]

Load Na Dito!, a phrase that is screaming from and printed on small and big colourful banners that are posted on almost every Sari-Sari store and other outlets in town. Signs that are advertising...

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