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Photography from south-east Asia by Jon Sanwell

Round and round (POTW #8)


Does it count as a portrait if you can’t see her face?  I don’t know, and I don’t suppose it really matters.   I don’t normally like to loom over people when I take their picture, but I liked the pattern created by the hat and the tray, and the shapes made by her hand sweeping through the rice.

This was taken this weekend in Cholon, which is fast becoming my favourite area of the city to take pictures in.  The area is known as Saigon’s Chinatown and has markets, pagodas and streetlife aplenty.


10 Responses to “Round and round (POTW #8)”

  1. marinachetner

    This is a great image! I wish they had this type of activity in NY’c Chinatown (that I just posted about. No pics like this though!) thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. David Hall

    Love the composition of this photo. The two circles (hat and bowl) with the added movement of the stirring arm. Excellent. Congrats on being freshly pressed.

    • Jon Sanwell

      I was standing. I’m quite tall, which normally means I spend a lot of time crouching and stooping when I’m taking people pictures, but in this case my height was actually an advantage.


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