In the Mountainous Fields of Ha Giang

First Glimpse – Ha Giang

  Recently I spent an amazing week photographing Ha Giang.    This gallery is the first sneak peak of the week which was filled with awe-inspiring mountains and impossibly beautiful views along with loads of wonderful people.   Enjoy  🙂   I’m also working on a project to help raise funds for some of Vietnam’s…

Detian Falls

Detian Falls, China

  Stunning Detian Falls straddle the China, Vietnam border shining with brilliant, jewel-like colour.   Consisting of several tiers of water that gush over its edges, the falls stretch more than 200 metres and are surrounded by beautiful limestone karsts.  Water flow varies throughout the year, however regardless of the season I am sure they maintain…

Flower Hmong - Vietnam Ethnic Minorities

Vietnamese Ethnic Minorities

There is nothing I love more as a traveller than hanging out at markets.  Always a hive of activity they are a place where you will find real life – real people doing real things! Nowadays, people often talk about how the number of shots they take with a digital camera has increased substantially compared…

Cao Dai Service, Vietnam

Cao Dai Colour

Hailing from Southern Vietnam the Cai Dai religion is a feast of colourful kitsch.  Its saints include Sun Yat-sen, Victor Hugo and Vietnamese Poet, Nguyen Binh Khiem, while its beliefs and teachings seem to be a bit of a mish-mash of Buddhism, Catholicism and Taoism – the vibrant robes of red, yellow and blue are…

Young Flower Hmong minority girl near Bac Ha in northern Vietnam

Hmong Girl, Vietnam

This gorgeous little Flower Hmong girl from Northern Vietnam just has the most amazing and emotive facial expression in this shot! We were wandering about the area near Bac Ha one afternoon some 11 years ago, the golden light was bathing the countryside making for simply incredible views.   To add to the already very photogenic…

The laughing boatman

the laughing boatman, hoi an, vietnam

This old guy was stretched out on his boat sporting a wide, gold enhanced toothy, or perhaps I should say near toothless smile that beamed from his weather beaten face as he went about his business of eliciting customers for a boat ride along Hoi An’s Thu Bon river in Central Vietnam. Always a sucker…