GG loves: Dispatches from Batanes

More fun (and more giant seafood) in the Philippines.

“There it was, the man was holding a 10 kg squid he caught along the pier; I was waiting for the people to leave so I can take the fisherman’s portrait.” Photographer Erwin Canlas wound up in Batanes because of one of his mom’s colleagues, and in the northernmost province of the Philippines, these beautiful, turbulent islands—is home to the kindest, warmest people you will ever meet. “I ended up shooting these people because I wanted to show that the Ivatan make Batanes ‘mavid’ (beautiful in english)—they’re honest, always wearing a smile and very down to earth. Sometimes we forget about people, they’re just as important as the places we visit.”