About Jun de Leon

“I have no special talent. I just love photography... more than food.”

After 44 years in photography and 16 books under my name, I think I’ve been through it all (well, almost). For me, being behind the camera is like being a member of the Special Reconnaissance team in a war, I operate behind enemy lines to observe and gather intel. That is why I always describe myself as a warrior - someone trained to fight, to always yearn for light at the end of the tunnel, even if immense hesitation or cowardice encapsulates your whole being on certain moments.

Throughout my life, I have learned to process these “emotions” and turn them into something positive that I can apply in my simple everyday living - and now I feel the urge to share them.

After all, a photo captures a moment, but a photographer captures the experience.