People Shots from My Travels – Part II: Cebu, Philippines

Motorbike Quartet
Motorbike Quartet – near Cebu

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.

Bohol Truck - Bohol Island
Bohol Truck – Bohol Island
Family - Bohol Island
Family – Bohol Island

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.

Coconut Man - Bohol Island
Coconut Man – Bohol Island
BBQ - Cebu Port
BBQ – Cebu Port
Market Boy
Market Boy
Taking a Break - Cebu
Taking a Break – Cebu
Smiling Girl - Cebu
Smiling Girl – Cebu
Praying - Cebu
Praying – Cebu
Buffalo Man - Cebu
Buffalo Man – Cebu
Basket Vendor - Cebu
Basket Vendor – Cebu
Shy Boy - Cebu
Shy Boy – Cebu

Saw these boys climbing the palm trees and diving into the river while on a river cruise.

Diving Boys - Bohol Island
Diving Boys – Bohol Island

Took the following at an old church on Cebu Island.  It was a lucky break.

The Bride - Cebu
The Bride – Cebu

This is one of my favorites from Cebu.  I believe that this must be a form of friendship or something.

Belly Rubbing - Carbon Market - Cebu
Belly Rubbing – Carbon Market – Cebu
Waiting on passengers - Carbon Market - Cebu
Waiting on passengers – Carbon Market – Cebu

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.

Biker - Cebu
Biker – Cebu
The Barber Shop - Cebu
The Barber Shop – Cebu

There are street vendors everywhere.  This happened to be a good catch.  And the chicken was good too.

Grilled Chicken - Mactan Island
Grilled Chicken Street Vendor – Mactan Island

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.

Guitar Man - Mactan Island
Guitar Man – Mactan Island
Napping Boatman - off of Mactan Island
Napping Boatman – off of Mactan Island

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.

Boatman - Caohagan Island
Boatman – Caohagan Island
Swinging Boy - Caohagan Island
Swinging Boy – Caohagan Island
Laughing Girl - Caohagan Island
Laughing Girl – Caohagan Island
Mother and Son - Caohagan Island
Mother and Son – Caohagan Island
Curiosity - Caohagan Island
Curiosity – Caohagan Island

The following shot is one of my all time favorites that I have taken anywhere.  This little girl was shy, but willing to pose.

Shy Girl - Caohagan Island
Shy Girl – Caohagan Island

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.

Diving In - off of Mactan Island
Diving In – off of Mactan Island
Bike Taxi - Cebu
Bike Taxi – Cebu
Jeepney Rider - Cebu
Jeepney Rider – Cebu

I was awestruck at how dirty this street guy was in the market place.  Others just seemed to ignore him.

Street Person - Carbon Market - Cebu
Street Person – Carbon Market – Cebu
Smiling Girls - Cebu
Smiling Girls – Cebu
Vegetable Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu
Vegetable Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu
Banana Vendor - Carbon Market - Cebu
Banana Vendor – Carbon Market – Cebu

Cebu can get very hot and I often found people “sleeping on the job” and elsewhere.  Here are a few of the siesta gang.

Sleeping Boy - Cebu
Sleeping Boy – Cebu
Siesta Time - Cebu
Siesta Time – Cebu
Zonked - Cebu
Zonked – Cebu
Napping Boy - Cebu
Napping Boy – Cebu
Street Vendor - Cebu
Street Vendor – Cebu
Taking a Break - Cebu
Taking a Break – Cebu
Begging Boy - Cebu
Begging Boy – Cebu
Street Person - Cebu
Street Person – Cebu
Waiting for a fare - Colon, Cebu
Waiting for a fare – Colon, Cebu
Pondering Girl - Colon, Cebu
Pondering Girl – Colon, Cebu
Blind Guitarist - Colon, Cebu
Blind Guitarist – Colon, Cebu
Loitering - Cebu
Loitering – Cebu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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