I met Miguel Fabie III many, many summers ago, on vacation in Italy, of all places. We both had cameras hanging off our necks, and recognized each other amidst the crowds.
“Aren’t you from La Salle?” he asked.
“Yes,” I replied, then we had a brief conversation.
Back at the university, we sat next to each other in class and talked about cameras. Sometimes, he hung out in the black and white darkroom while I worked on my class projects. We saw a Henri Cartier Bresson exhibit together when the show traveled to Manila. We lost touch after I moved to the States but reconnected online around 2008. Unfortunately, he was in Baguio City when I was in Manila for my show in 2009.
Yesterday, I heard that Miguel passed away unexpectedly. I was shocked and very sad. I wanted to share some of his pictures in this post as a way of remembering him and his love for photography.