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Every morning, right before work this man is standing outside of the corner store on Clinton Place & Hawthrone Avenue. When the store opens he’s usually the one to sweep in front of it, so more then likely he gets a couple of dollars for it. But  what sparked my interest the most is this mystery behind him for some reason. Honestly, every time I see him I have a different vision of what his life use to be, even if it’s the obvious poor, searching for the next buck downfall type of life.

Sorry for the long wait but I had a lot of work to do in my digital darkroom sort of speak. This is the first set of my documentation photos of the small island Bohol, Philippines. The experience of the island, the food, the culture, the people was mind blowing for me. When I got their it was obvious that I wasn’t from there and the Filipino stares made that very clear. Willma, my friend who brought me, told me that most of the people on her island had never seen a Black man only on T.V. She also added that they would remember this for the rest of their lives. It really hit home when she told me that. So my camera was ready as soon as I walked off the plane. Here you are!

I had a wonderful time and again I want to thank Willma and her family for welcoming me with open arms. I can’t wait to go back!! Oh yea much much more to come. Feel free to reblog or repost whatever you like.

Thank You!!

Welcome

Willma

Island City

Jagna 5 a.m.

The Gym

Hut Sample

Jagna’s Transportation

Market Place

The Road

R.I.P

It Takes A Village

On The Water

Happy