Without an H

Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Every day is market day

150621-242-editedThese pictures were all taken about a month ago, on one of those days when everything justĀ worked and pictures seemed to flow into my camera of their own accord. I love it when that happens, and I wish there was a switch I could click to make it happen at my command.



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Hanoi skyline


No-one’s saying that Hanoi has one of the great skylines of the world. Hong Kong and New York have nothing to fear. But I do like this night-time view over West Lake, especially with a cold beer (just out of shot).

Ga to go


I sometimes think that some of my portraits are a little too static. With this picture, I was trying to make a more dynamic image, with a sense of movement. I’m not quite sure that it quite works as I’d intended, but I like the way that the chicken guy is framed by his waiting customers.

Long day


Quick street portrait from earlier today, taken in the An Duong neighbourhood of Hanoi, between the dyke road and the river. It’s blisteringly hot during the day at the moment, so I’ve been shooting in the late afternoon and early evening a lot over the last couple of weeks. I suppose this is a different take on yesterday’s “end of the day” theme. I’ll put together a longer post or two some time soon, but for now, I’ll keep posting single pictures.


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