Old 01-06-2015   #121
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Looking forward to my trip to hanoi now Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, if you have time when you are in Hanoi, do not hesitate to contact me at least for a coffee.
Last month, I met a RFFer from US when he did an assignment in Hanoi and we had a good talk.
It's really great that via the thread, I have a chance to introduce Hanoi to people.
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Old 01-06-2015   #122
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Nice photographs, wish you had more to see, particularly the first colour ones. What is nicest about your photos, is that they are not very high contrast. I think high contrast lenses don't help to capture the feeling of the "atmosphere" and air of lands in the tropics. Higher contrast lenses and films are too clinical.
Thank you. May be I should shoot more color as now I mainly use b/w films for my street photo works.
About the technical aspect, thanks for good Leica lenses I am using, I can convey the "atmosphere" of the city as you said to audience.
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Old 01-06-2015   #123
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Thanks, if you have time when you are in Hanoi, do not hesitate to contact me at least for a coffee.
Last month, I met a RFFer from US when he did an assignment in Hanoi and we had a good talk.
It's really great that via the thread, I have a chance to introduce Hanoi to people.

Would be good if we could meet up. I'm traveling with my girlfriend though so it might be a liiitle bit difficult.

I'll drop you a PM in a bit once I've checked with her
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Old 02-28-2015   #125
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hello again after 2 months, we just have celebrated the Lunar new year hence a little bit busy to shoot.

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Old 03-01-2015   #126
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Love the color matching would be nice if there are more interactions like the guy reaches out to the girl, still though happy new year Trung bro.

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Old 03-01-2015   #127
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Thanks Vinh, happy lunar new year to you too!
What I found more interesting are behaviors of the young couple,
Each was doing their own things even they sat in the same table.
That's also the reason I use the title "Boring couple"
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Old 03-07-2015   #128
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77 Street Cleaners get their short nap


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78. In old residential apartments, people have to invent various way to hang clothes due to limited living spaces.


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hello again after 2 months, we just have celebrated the Lunar new year hence a little bit busy to shoot.

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... that's an intriguing photo
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... that's an intriguing photo
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What are they watching on their TV antenna aerials... Buc Tuong ? Ngu Cung ?
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What are they watching on their TV antenna aerials... Buc Tuong ? Ngu Cung ?
I really have no idea cause I rarely follow TV programs. I guess some stations are still broadcast via analogue signals such as Vietnam TV stations. I heard that they are going to stop supplying analogue service in Hanoi and HCMC soon. Other provinces will following up once the cable networks & digital TVs are capable enough.
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79. An old Hanoian, still keeping the pure living style despite things around have changed significantly


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79. An old Hanoian, still keeping the pure living style despite things around have changed significantly

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This could be the first photograph of a series.
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kiemchacsu, I had never seen this thread before. I really enjoy the work.
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This could be the first photograph of a series.
Thank you, actually the thread is updated with newest photos that I have taken. I don't know when the next update will be yet, totally depends on my productivity.
I've been taking photos of Hanoi using Leica M for over 5 years, I do hope that after ten years, I can produce at least a private publication.
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kiemchacsu, I had never seen this thread before. I really enjoy the work.
Thank you, more photos to come.
Please be patient!
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Wonderful photographs..I've enjoyed them all.
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... yes very exotic ... more please
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Your images are truly fantastic - please show us more!

Also... Not to steal your thunder, but this is a book I would highly recommend. André Lützen has an outstanding eye; his photographs bring to mind the words of Bruce Gilden: "If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it's a street photograph." Lützen's images are photos that you not only can smell - you can nearly feel the oppressive heat and humidity of Hanoi's relentless climate: http://www.amazon.com/Public-Private...+private+hanoi

I never had much interest in visiting Hanoi - and then I saw André Lützen's photographs and that changed almost immediately. From my outsider's perspective, Hanoi is an intriguing city; the people are obviously resourceful and resilient by virture of the fact that in spite of the multitude of challenges they face daily, ultimately they manage to prevail in a city where the vast majority of we soft westeners would be sucked under.

Between your images, the book and the images posted by benji77, seeing and photographing the people of Hanoi has become a must do for me.
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Not only myself, but my sons have really enjoyed the images here, they have gained an insight into a small part of the world, a part of the world that they only knew about through popular myth and propaganda. Thank you
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Thanks for your words! I've search the book you recommended and found it quite interesting.

Hanoi is changing every day. Sometimes when I looked at photos I took several years ago, I was amazed how the city had changed. What you see today may be not available tomorrow. For instance all buildings you see in this post is now gone. My ambition is to document the city as much as I can.

If you have chance to visit Hanoi, feel free to contact me.

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Your images are truly fantastic - please show us more!

Also... Not to steal your thunder, but this is a book I would highly recommend. André Lützen has an outstanding eye; his photographs bring to mind the words of Bruce Gilden: "If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it's a street photograph." Lützen's images are photos that you not only can smell - you can nearly feel the oppressive heat and humidity of Hanoi's relentless climate: http://www.amazon.com/Public-Private...+private+hanoi

I never had much interest in visiting Hanoi - and then I saw André Lützen's photographs and that changed almost immediately. From my outsider's perspective, Hanoi is an intriguing city; the people are obviously resourceful and resilient by virture of the fact that in spite of the multitude of challenges they face daily, ultimately they manage to prevail in a city where the vast majority of we soft westeners would be sucked under.

Between your images, the book and the images posted by benji77, seeing and photographing the people of Hanoi has become a must do for me.
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Thank you. It's really my pleasure to convey images of Hanoi city to other people in different regions of the world. However, may I mind you that what you see is just a small part of the city. I cannot depict every senses of Hanoi. Hanoi is developing very fast, that's the fact. There are many new developed areas (that's I don't have mood to photograph) besides the scenes that you see in this thread.

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Hello again,

Recently, I've added a Rolleiflex 3.5F Xenotar to my gears collection.
I thought that my Leica setup was more than enough for me and I would not buy any other film cameras anymore; but suddenly I decided to break my rule and pull the trigger.
I am still learning to work with the Rolleiflex and it is actually a quite new way to take photos, especially with the street photos which I already get used to do so with Leica.
Anyway, I will continue to update this thread, even though some photos from now on were taken by the 3.5F

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Last month, I had a chance to visit Hue, the old capital of Vietnam.
I went to Bao Vinh commune, small village located in the North of the city.
The village is located along the Perfume River (Huong river), where people still use boat to reach the other bank. Actually there are several bridges but the closest one is about 5 kilometers, instead of 5 minutes if traveling by boat.
I guess that is the reason why people still prefer this kind of transportation.
I followed them on a round trip to take these quick snaps.
Enjoy!

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... continued

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Sensational! Thank you!
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Sensational! Thank you!
thank you. I also very much like the series. It was an exciting shooting session after several months I was busy doing something else.
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A solution to prevent the heat.
This summer in Hanoi is really tough. I've seen the temperature 43oC in the peak time.

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Had a chance to meet up with Trung for a morning of shooting around Hanoi last month and it was a pleasure. Hanoi was experiencing uncomfortably 38C heat so we stopped for drinks a lot. Love to spend more time in the city, only shots a few rolls on my rolleiflex automat.

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This has become my preferred thread!
Thank you very much and keep on working and posting.
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a few more and i think i should stop posting Rolleiflex photos in Leica thread and open one over in the TLR forum.

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Thanks Vinh for feeding the thread while I was not able to do so.
I myself found no issue at all to mix the Rolleiflex's photos in a Leica M thread.
At the end of the day, they are all about the city of Hanoi (even Vietnam in general, I did post some photos from different regions in Vietnam). That's why I once thought that I should ask the admin to migrate this thread to the sub-forum "Street Photography"
Anyway, do not hesitate to share your photos from whatever-cameras into this thread if you want. To show people about Hanoi is the main purpose.
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Hello I am back again.
I've shown you some photos about Van Chuong residential neighbourhood in previous posts, one of many old apartments area remained from era of Soviet Union. Hanoi city wants to renovate them, for sure, but it will be a long story. Very few of them have been transformed to modern building and vast majority are still waiting. This time, I brought the Rolleiflex 3.5F with me, in hope to find new point of views.

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