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Photographing Saigon’s street life

Walking around Saigon is impossible not to find something to photograph. All you need is an open eye and a photo camera.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

The park worker above has seen me taking photos around and she came into the frame. She took out her phone and start talking. She saw me taking 5 or 6 photos then she completely left the area.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

I was walking around with a friend when I saw a man walking in a deep mud on the lake shore. He was fishing by hand … for some reasons there are fish in the mud. He caught 3 or 4 in a matter of minutes.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

I went to a car washing shop, actually I should say motorbike washing shop, and a saw this boy polishing patiently an orange Vespa. I had to wait there for about 30 minutes and he didn’t finish even one side of the bike.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

The motorbikes are their sits and the sidewalk is their home. Reading the paper before the working time starts.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

I see this banana seller every morning, he always offers me bananas, and I always say “no”. It is quite annoying!

Photographing Saigon’s street life

Saigon is a crowded place, don’t expect privacy. Even a very remote and featureless location is not empty.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

Above, it is a view of a street in Saigon; not at rush hour and not a main street.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

If you have any kinds of problem with your bike in Saigon then don’t worry. You can find someone to fix your bike every 100 meters.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

The heavy rain couldn’t stop this street food seller to do his job.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

In Saigon everybody has a motorbike but not everybody has this kind of motorbike.

Photographing Saigon’s street life

It might seem strange but Vietnamese like doing sports and all parks are filled with people jogging or just walking.


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