A couple kisses on the Hawaiian island of Oahu in 2014. Photographer Phil Jung wanted to get away from the cliche tourist spots and photograph what he saw as the real Hawaii.
Honolulu, the state capital, is located on Oahu.
Girls sell lemonade and cookies.
A beach-themed car exterior.
Keoni sits on a bus-stop bench. The sign in the upper left references that the area is up for development, Jung said. "A lot of people want to keep the country the country," Jung said. "They're saying, 'We don't want any more development.' You see that happening a lot here."
Kids play on Oahu's North Shore.
Ualani shows off her necklace.
A house with scaffolding.
People visit a beach on Oahu.
Tradition calls for the land to be protected because it's so deeply tied to the culture and the belief that no one can really "own" it. "The spirit world possesses everything, including the land itself," Jung said.
A man enjoys a beer on Makaha Beach.
The inside of one Hawaiian's car. "I don't know this individual well, but it looks to me like he works pretty hard," Jung said. "He's got his boots in his car. You can tell he's got his L&L Hawaiian Barbecue (a famous local fast-food chain) and his can of Aloha Maid soda (a classic local beverage). He's got to eat in his car to get his lunch before he goes to his next job."
A woman stands on a bridge in Kahana Bay.
A close-up of a mermaid tattoo.
A family on Oahu's west side. "I spent a good amount of time with that family," Jung said. "I must have taken I-don't-know-how-many shots because I didn't feel like I had the shot that I wanted. Afterward they were like, 'Oh, do you want to hang out?' "
A flier shows a lost dog.
"Basically if you've been here for two, three or four generations, then maybe you're considered a local," Jung said. "And that's somebody who's been here for a number of generations. But you're still not considered someone that's from here."