This Country Life

Vietnam is still a highly agrarian society with eighty percent of the population living in rural villages scattered throughout the lowlands of Chau Doc, the mountainous areas in Dalat and the coastal line running along Hoi An. The countryside is filled with bamboo-hedged villages, beautiful patchworks of green paddies, hard-working farmers in their conical hats,

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On The Road Back

I used to visit Dalat when I was young. In those days, the city was a relatively unknown tourist destination my parents sometimes brought me to. Two years ago, I decided to get on my motorbike and make the trip from Nha Trang (where I now live) to Dalat. With a camera and a churning eagerness

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Hold that Pose

Dancers are storytellers. They’re trained to capture passion with their bodies. These incredible photos illustrate the unbelievable talent of ballet dancers. Composed in random situations in well-known and familiar settttings around Saigon, the elegance and skill of the dancers contrast starkly with their mundane background, elevating an everyday activity like eating pho into an art

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Peaceful Moments

Growing up, I was always curious about how photographers captured the images they did and how they brought the subjects to life. This curiosity turned into a passion for taking photos when I was in my 20s and then into a career. When I embarked on my first overseas holiday through Asia, the people and

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Bridging the Gap

Saigon’s soundtrack is unmistakable. Drills. Hammers. Machines at work. On every block, around every corner, the city is being razed and remodeled making way for renovation and growth. This onslaught of urbanization and globalization is leaving lasting impressions on Saigon’s future. But what will become of the precarious dance between old and new? Can there

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Rain Check

It beats on our rooftops. It makes us wear silly pink polka dot ponchos. It creates puddles on the sidewalk and wreaks havoc with our schedule. Rain can be dramatic or it can be subtle. But as the rest of us run for cover during sudden downpours our photographer takes the opportunity to capture some

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Under Great Northern Skies

These images are a look at the life and land of Vietnam’s great north. Busy city streets are nowhere to be found. Instead, motorbikes ply their way up and down the pastoral slopes on imperfect trails while trucks wind their way though endless curvy roads, all at a snail’s pace. Work and earning a living

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Abandoned

What is it about the cracking paint, the crumbling brick and the ominous silence of deserted buildings that intrigues us so? They become more complex and interesting as the natural processes of decay take over and as layered debris tells more and more stories as the years go by. Different kinds of structures are forsaken

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Viewfinder

We speak to Lens Strap inventor, Kevin German, about how he’s taking smartphone cameras a step further in photography Steve Jobs once said: “Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious

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