Photography in Vietnam - Part 4
The moment I captured that photo above, I knew it was going to be one of my favorites, and I remember editing the picture a few hours later at a cafe and emailing it to my mom with a message about how my trip was going. After I took the picture, Son and I sat down to have our last lunch together as I would be heading back to Hong Kong the next day.
Photography in Vietnam : Part 3
It started to rain again and I remember looking out the window of the taxi and thinking how wonderful this whole trip had been and right then seeing all these people riding motorbikes in the rain with their bright colored gear on. I had left my camera in my room because I was getting tired of always having it with me, so I pulled out my phone to capture the moment in the taxi.
Photography in Vietnam : Part 2
When we arrived, Son's cousins were already working, pulling weeds, scrubbing the tiles clean, and adding new gravel to the top of the grave. I took a few photos of the situation, then I put my camera away and joined them in shoveling new gravel into baskets to be spread.
Photography in Vietnam : Part 1
I have always been drawn to Vietnam, as a kid it was the war, the movies, the jungle. I have seen most of the movies and read many books. When I got older it became more about the travel, the idea of backpacking and exploring in far away land where everything is foreign and confusing. When I actually got there, my ideas changed into the reality that Vietnam is today: friendly people, hospitality, modern cities, good food, crazy traffic, beautiful landscapes, and serious rainstorms.