Vietnam, people and culture.

The Vietnamese are shy, humble, many don’t speak english so its difficult to engage a conversation. In general I didn’t have any issues photographing them and only a couple of times my request was refused.

I saw this old lady in Sapa, seat by the road and smiling to everyone. I asked the guide to get her permission to photograph. She covered her face laughing saying she was too old and too ugly. At the end I managed to get her posing to me and when I finished I placed some money in her calloused hand thankfully. She kissed my hand, and that touched me a lot.

Published by Jonatas

London based Photography enthusiast and traveller.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: