On Bamboo Street with VTV
Last week, I had the slightly surreal experience of being interviewed for Vietnamese television, in connection with my Hanoi / Yangon exhibition at Vietnam in Focus. As well as a sit-down interview, I was filmed taking pictures on Hang Vai, a street in the Old Quarter known for its bamboo workshops, and also the location of the ViF cafe / gallery. Obviously, I’m not used to being filmed while photographing and I felt quite uncomfortable with the whole experience, but some of the pictures I took that afternoon came out nice, so I’m posting them here.
Also, and I know I’m going to regret this, I’m posting a link to the full program (Culture Mosaic, originally broadcast on VTV4 last weekend; my segment starts at about 13 minutes). Honestly, I’m actually quite articulate and personable in real life, but put me in front of a camera and I turn into the awkward, sweaty, incoherent individual you see here.
(with thanks to the good people of VTV)
6 Responses to “On Bamboo Street with VTV”
Superb photographs as usual, Jon. Nice to have some colour after your B&W series.
Thanks, Ian. It’s nice to be shooting in colour again – it’s been a while.
Jealous. I always wanted a photo of the man on bamboo street with the Ho Chi Minh tatoo on his chest. Always saw him but never worked up the outage to ask!
He may not look it, but he’s actually quite friendly!
Congratulation! Very nice job, well done.