So long Saigon
One day I’ll write a blog post that eloquently sums up the joys, disappointments, pleasures and frustrations of living in Saigon. But not today. Instead, here are some pictures taken over a couple of days in December, as I was preparing to come back to the UK for Christmas.
12 Responses to “So long Saigon”
faces so interesting that makes you stop and stare
Wish I could take photographs like these. They’re perfect.
I was in HCMC two weeks ago and agree with you on the crazy contradictions of the place.
These photos are gorgeous. The colors are rich and lush and they all seem so intimate.
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Wow shots of Western and Chinese Chess players in one day!
Captivating mood of all the images. The expression on people’s faces is so mesmerising, I could study every single face for hours. Saigon is lucky to have you there, witnessing the daily lives of people!
These shots are absolutely amazing. Those people are truly beautiful and you captured them so well it feels like we’re right there with them. What an awesome tribute to pay them and the city you lived in. Thanks for sharing such beauty.
Beautiful photos, as always. Do you know them personally or are they people you see while on a walk?
Amazing shots my friend!
Love your work!
Just discovered the work – very sustained and great eye for a face etc. Really interesting.
But as everyone is a critic, I shall venture that I am unconvinced by quite SO much lurid colour and high contrast. It might work OK with the muted last shot of the man and the wall, for example, but some in other posts in particular are acid trips!? Actually, even in the last shot the skin tone is a bit much – VN people are not orange in colour.
I don’t quite know where this fashion comes from and your photography hardly needs the tricks.
Thanks for the feedback, Mr Bus. Constructive criticism always makes me stop and think. I aim for colours which are strong and vibrant but not overpowering, but yes, I do probably over do it sometimes. On my laptop screen, where I do my editing, the pictures are generally quite muted, but I do find some of them a bit too vivid when viewed on a brighter desktop screen.
great. i like it