People & Portraits

I (Christoph) love photography and especially taking pictures of people. Establishing eye contact, confirming if it is ok to take a photo and then waiting for the perfect moment – what an amazing way to communicate with people even if you don’t speak the same language!

Below is a (hopefully constantly growing 🙂 ) collection of some of the pictures I took of people during our trip.


A local shaman in the Putumayo rainforest of Colombia leading a Yage (Ayahuasca) ceremony
Need a charger for your phone? The lady was so happy to have a picture taken, I think I was the first tourist to do so… 🙂
Fancy some arepa (corn based patties with meat or vegetarian sauces)?
Colombia stereotype 1 /2 🙂
Colombia stereotype 2 /2 🙂


Elderly shop owner in Copacabana, Lake Titicaca
Woman in a traditional dress in Copacabana, Lake Titicaca


Posing for tourists in Cusco
Women weaving for tourists in Sacred Valley near Cusco
Llama photo model in the Sacred Valley


Balinese Hindu during a ceremony at the Besakih Temple in Bali
A local rice farmer in the highlands of Toraja on Sulawesi
Local village leader at a Tana Toraja funeral on Sulawesi

The Philippines

My very gay and fun barber and his employee in Manila


Slightly scary looking sunny boy in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India
Lady in a ginger factory in Fort Kochi, Kerala, India


Carrying stuff on a bamboo pole in Hoi An
Lady preparing vegetables in Nha Trang
Need a motorbike taxi?
Typical street scene in Ho Chi Minh City
Celebrating Christmas on the remote island of Con Dao in Vietnam! 🙂


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Enjoying her work! 🙂 (@Inle Lake)
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Producing cherokee cigars & looking after her son… @Inle Lake
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A lady producing yarn out of locally grown cotton in Bagan
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Mandalay Soccer Club!
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Children enjoying a day off school together in Mandaly
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A baby in a monastery close to Mandalay
Fun character in Kalaw


A snapshot in a bus in Shangri-la, Yunnan
This lady was selling just about anything on the hike through the Tiger Leaping Gorge, Yunnan
Baisha, Yunnan. He was picking small seeds and just had the most wonderful smile! 😃
A lady selling food next to the Dragon Bridge in Yuangshuo, Guangxi
Taken at a local market in Guanxi
2 generations in a village of the Dong minority in Guangxi
A lady producing and selling tea in Chengyang, Guangxi
Near Yangtse Three Gorges Dam, a lady selling corn
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Vegetable market in Chongqing
Beijing, Temple of Heaven
Beijing, Temple of Heaven

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