A Slightly Cooler Hanoi

It’s that time of the year again, when I’m not so scared of the ridiculously hot and humid Hanoi Summers and step out of my heavily air conditioned shelter. So I’ve managed to go out a couple of times and enjoyed not instantly sweating through all of my clothes and my lens not fogging up in the humidity. Here’s what it looked like.

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The gap between the rich and poor is growing like everywhere else in the world, but it does seem to me to be remarkably obvious here in Hanoi.

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Another observation of contrast, this time between generations.

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Long Bien Bridge, designed by Mr. Eiffel of Eiffel Tower fame.

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Almost there.

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This market is absolutely swarming with people during the early hours of the day, not so much in the late afternoon.

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She definitely was not happy about me taking her picture.

Looking down from Long Bien Bridge.

Looking down from Long Bien Bridge.

A return to Sapa pt. 2

Sapa is surrounded by incredible scenes. I tried my best to do it some justice and can’t wait to come back to do some more exploring.

A return to Sapa

I enjoyed Vietnam’s recent holiday by making my sixth trip to Sapa. I love it more each time I go.  This gallery is focused on the people, landscapes will be up shortly.

Path to Dien Bien Phu

Recently, I had the chance to work as an extra for a film commemorating the 60th year anniversary of Vietnam’s victory over the French. Besides pretending to be a French soldier I also got to pretend being a war photographer between takes. It was a lot of fun and I can’t wait to do it again.

IMG_2286 DSC_1532 DSC_1468The above photo was taken by the casting director, Nam Atx. I’m in the background escorting prisoners.

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General Giap’s Farewell.

Today thousands in Hanoi lined up to witness General Giap’s funeral procession. It was a humbling experience. It’s truly amazing how much he means to the Vietnamese people.

Hanoi Cooldown

With the city cooling off significantly the last couple of weeks, I’ve been much more motivated to get out and shoot. Here’s what I saw.

Jolie’s Ha Giang

I would love to claim these pics as my own, but they’re my girlfriend, Hoang Anh’s. She just finished a trip around Ha Giang, my absolute favorite part of Vietnam. I was going to put up some recent shots I took from around Hanoi, but now I’m feeling a little intimidated.