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“I have always been that fly on the wall and photography has always been my way of interacting with the world,” says Jake Verzosa, photographer and, more accurately, visual storyteller. As a teenager, he started using his father’s cameras and darkroom gear; and used them all through college. After graduation, Verzosa worked as a programmer in Manila. Two years later, though, in 2002, the pull of photography became too strong to ignore. He quit his desk job and became a freelance photographer—and didn’t earn in cash in the beginning. His career was a slow burn. He didn’t know how to pursue photography