Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The Beauty of Bohol As Seen Through The Lens of Hiroshi Takano

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We should all be concerned in the protection of our environment. The preservation of all living things, may they be above or below the seas, should be everyone's cup of tea. There should be no other choice for us. It is every man's obligation to keep the world and all life forms safe and flourishing.

Singer-songwriter and aquatic photographer Hiroshi Takano raises environmental awareness through his songs done in a very unique way. He is what they dubbed as the "singing underwater photographer" for his talent in singing and playing many kinds of guitar using his own music and lyrics. He shares his talent through mixed media concerts more aptly called as photo-concerts where he uses his photographs and videos as an effective way to engage people to listen and become involved no matter what their age, language or religion is.

For him "Pictures and music can go beyond boundaries" and are valuable tools to send his message to the people to value "water" and the living things that can be found in it.

We can feel his concern for the environment even during our tour of the seas of Bohol where we accompanied him and the other foreign delegates of the post-event diving tour of the Diving Resort Travel Expo held in Manila on September 11 to 13. The post-event was held in Bohol from September 14 to 18, as well as other 5 locations within the Philippines. Since the tours were happening all at the same time, we had to choose only one destination- and you probably know already that we chose Bohol.

Hiroshi Takano has been recognized so many times because of his fabulous photography skills, and has been invited to do photo-concerts even outside Japan. Here's hoping that the Philippines ca also have him perform so that many would also become concerned of our environment. We need all the reminders we can get especially that many have been so much distracted by the pressures and necessities of life that many seem to forget the importance of caring and preserving our environment.

The amazing photos you see in this article were taken by Hiroshi himself and were from the Bohol trip this September. They are no doubt awesome images of the beauty of our world.

Thank you Hiroshi for sharing us your work. You will forever be a great role model for us, and for many of the readers of this blog. We hope that many will follow your footsteps using their unique talent, skills and creativity in helping raise awareness for our environment.

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