What I love about Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), is that it doesn’t shy away from the fact that it’s a work in progress. I love the many details all across the city that tell stories of its past.
I have hundreds and hundreds of photos from my trip over there years ago. It’s astounding how much stuff you can amass in your hard disk by sheer procrastination. But it’s even more amazing how old photos still manage to give you the same emotions you felt as when you first took those very shots.
Vietnam is a happy and happening place, don’t let my pictures mislead you- I’m just really someone who’s drawn to images that have a little more grit, texture, and character…
I personally find these streets- back streets, I should say- more interesting than the main avenues where they have the Marc Jacobs and Chloe flagship stores…
I’m rooting for Vietnam! (Classic veggie humor, haha!)
They have just the right amount of history, authenticity, and passion to become the next big thing in Asia… Great night life, up- and- coming art/ music/ fashion scene, growing body of modern infrastructure…
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