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For his latest photo essay, Lester Jones takes us to Manila, the capital of the Philippines, giving us a candid look at what the frantic city is all about.

Jones chose to focus his lens on the human aspect of Manila, a place which is rapidly expanding both in terms of population growth and infrastructure. The result is a colorful, warm selection of images that are engaging and full of positivity.

Jones explained how consumer culture is impacting the city, saying, "Branding and contemporary fashion is not overly evident on a day to day basis. When you do catch sight of labels, the rampant knock off-market has you questioning the legitimacy of the product.”

The work builds on Jones's previous photographic essays, which took us on journeys through London, Bali, and Hong Kong.

What do you make of Jones's work? Let us know in the comments.

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