Kidding Around, Hoi An, Vietnam, 2011
I’ve decided to go back to my 2011 trip to Vietnam for this post. That was my second trip to Vietnam, and my second visit to the city of Hoi An, where these photos were made.
On my trips to Japan, I concentrated to a great extent on the architecture that I found. As the other countries that I’ve visited in Asia are not architecturally distinct as Japan (or so I have thought), in those other places I’ve concentrated more on photographing people. Hoi An is a UNESCO world heritage site, so there are interesting buildings and places to be seen, but for some reason I have felt like trying street photography while I was there – or at least, my version of street photography.
As for the story behind these photos here, I was walking around in central Hoi An when I noticed a bunch of kids who looked they were having some fun across the street. I crossed over to see what was going on, and I found them to be playing around with some cone shaped tubes, putting them up to their eyes to look though like one would look through a telescope.
Of course, I had to try to get some photos of this, and the kids seemed happy of the attention I paid to them. I look at these photos now and the whole thing seems a bit surreal.