In 2006 and 2007 I took two trips to Cebu, Philippines while I was working for Lexmark. During these trips of 2 weeks and 6 weeks, I spent the evenings and weekends either visiting places in the city or else taking road trips on the island or boat trips to nearby islands. During these trips, I took a number of candid photos of people. Following are some of my favorites, with a few descriptions.
We saw this guy tear up the outer skin of a coconut completely with his teeth. This is one of a series of shots I got of him doing it.
Saw these boys climbing the palm trees and diving into the river while on a river cruise.
Took the following at an old church on Cebu Island. It was a lucky break.
This is one of my favorites from Cebu. I believe that this must be a form of friendship or something.
There is quite a bit of pollution from cars so some wear facemasks to keep the pollution out. I got a good shot of this guy on a motorbike.
There are street vendors everywhere. This happened to be a good catch. And the chicken was good too.
While on Mactan Island, I visited a guitar “factory”. There were a dozen or more people in an open air building assembling guitars. This was the best of the bunch.
On one of my Island Hopping trips I made it to the small island of Caohagan. These people live a very simple island life. Many have no electricity. The island lives off of fishing and tourists. I saw many great shots while here.
The following shot is one of my all time favorites that I have taken anywhere. This little girl was shy, but willing to pose.
I took this next photo while we were on a boat ride off of the coast of Mactan Island. We all swam in crystal clear waters. I actually was working with the two guys in the photo while I was in Cebu. We still keep in touch.
I was awestruck at how dirty this street guy was in the market place. Others just seemed to ignore him.
Cebu can get very hot and I often found people “sleeping on the job” and elsewhere. Here are a few of the siesta gang.