Dreams fuel every Filipino to toil hard and get things done every day. They overcome the pressure and hardships around them by staying focused on their goals, being inspired to pursue life and keeping a positive attitude all the time. Huawei sees these people as heroes–taken for granted most of the time but brave enough to devour daily struggles to turn dreams into reality.
This year, Huawei Philippines has collaborated with renowned local photographers, Veejay Villafranca, Larry Monserate- Piojo and Dookie Ducay to launch the 100 Portraits, 100 Stories Campaign following the launch of the global smartphone maker’s latest flagship device: Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus capturing the untold stories through portrait photographs of society’s fighters, outcasts, and heroes.
Allow us to share some of the bravest and most noble stories of everyday heroes as captured by our partner photographers using the new Leica powered Huawei P10 and P10 Plus:
Photographed by Dookie Ducay
Febe is a policewoman from Tondo. She comes from a family of police officers. She grew up watching her uncles do police work, and it inspired her to take up criminology in college.
She says that police work is not just about punishing criminals but also educating the public. As part of her job she goes around schools and teaches children about the dangers of doing drugs. She said that preventing abuse from a young age is most effective.
ISO: 500 | Aperture: f/4.0 | Shutter Speed: 1/30s
Dara Mae Tuazon
Photographed by Veejay Villafranca
Dara is a student from UE taking up Education. She wants to follow in her mother’s footsteps and become a pre-school teacher.
In her free time, she sets up a makeshift classroom in an alley near her school to educate street children. She teaches the kids spelling, math, shapes, colors and other basic principles. From a group of three, she now has 20 students who go to her class.
Dara gained social media fame after someone posted photos of her teaching the kids. She hopes her story serves as inspiration for other would-be teachers and plans to continue her makeshift classroom until she graduates.
ISO: 100 | Aperture: f/7.1 | Shutter Speed: 1/60s
Photographed by Larry Monserate- Piojo
Danilo came to Manila in 1973. He left home as a stowaway after having a fight with his brother. To make it on his own, he worked as a fisherman.
One night, while fishing with two friends, he found himself in the middle of a storm. His boat capsized and he was left drifting on the water for two days before he was rescued. He was the only survivor.
After that experience, he decided to try a job as a ‘Kutsero’. He started riding around Chinatown in 1973 and eventually moved to Intramuros in 2003. In the past, he says he made good money as a ‘Kutsero’ but now he does it more as a hobby. He continues to do it because he loves sharing Philippine culture to tourists.
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Photographed by Dookie Ducay
Earl is a volunteer firefighter from Tondo Manila. He has put life and limb in service to the city for over 6 years. His dream has always been to make the country a better place.
In his spare time he works out to keep himself fit and ready in times of emergency. He finds fulfillment in helping those in need and says he enjoys his job 100% of the time. He believes that him and the rest of firefighting volunteers are all heroes.
ISO: 50 | Aperture: f/2.2 | Shutter Speed: 1/200s
Photographed by Larry Piojo
Julius promotes and maintains cleanliness as a housekeeper. He believes it is a noble profession because he gets to help mother nature at the same time.
In his hometown of Eastern Samar he graduated from a vocational course as an electrician. Unfortunately, he never had the chance to put his skills to use. He says that no company would hire him as an electrician in Manila and that’s what led him to take a job as a housekeeper.
He enjoys his job because it’s simple and stress free. He says he’s proud to have good and honest work.
ISO: 125 | Aperture: f/2.2 | Shutter Speed: 1/50s
A good portrait photo tells a story about the subject in the photo as well as the person taking the photo. The Huawei P10 and Huawei P10 Plus, co-engineered with Leica, allows users to have a professional studio in the palm their hands to enhance their photography, captures all the little details and brings them to life giving you stunning portraits that reveal untold stories.
Find out more untold stories at http://campaign.consumer.huawei.com/sp/ph.