Queens-born, Brooklyn-based photographer Ryan Pfluger spent his recent honeymoon in the Philippines. Pfluger tells PDN via e-mail, “Especially after both the hurricane and earthquake that had recently happened, I wanted to invest the time into a project that spoke of the place and voice of the landscape itself, instead of the recent tragedies.” It was also important that he picked a location that was “somewhere I could make a new project that would be a vastly different landscape” than where Pfluger usually shoots (his work is primarily portrait-driven…people he knows, celebrities, musicians and models). “It was very liberating to make work like this. There is a real sense of time coming to a halt after World War II throughout most of the smaller islands, hence the name of the project. Like most of what I do, I set out to create something meditative, which is the major voice behind my work, but also something that paid homage to the landscape.” The entire project, “Time Stood Still,” is currently on view on Pfluger’s website.