Cover 53-year-old Arnold Flores has been working as a sculptor in Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar for four years, creating intricate hand-carved wood and styro pieces

I have long suspected that there is a tremendously talented group of craftsmen and women behind the structures and details of Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan. In this series of images, we were given access to the workshops of Las Casas and the opportunity to photograph these artists. What struck me most is the collaborative nature of the endeavour, sculptors work alongside plaster makers and teams of mosaic artisans work alongside welders. It all comes together to create the historic buildings of Las Casas.

  • PhotographyPaco Guerrero
  • WordsMaritess Garcia Reyes