Even and end has a start

I have been super busy this year photographing two new photo books on Vietnam and have spent a ton of time on the road traveling and shooting the country from north to south. I'm super excited to have only two stops to go until the photography will be finished and then it is down to writing text and editing photos. Both books will be published shortly after Tet (February) 2018. 

The biggest takeaway from my travels this year is just how quickly Vietnam is transforming and developing. Places that I visited only a few years ago are now barely recognizable in many cases. If this is a country on your "bucket list" I suggest getting here sooner rather than later.

Below are a few images from my most recent location, Phu Quoc Island in the Gulf of Thailand. Phu Quoc certainly meets the "rapid change and development" category.

 The local economy of Phu Quoc revolves around fishing, pepper and fish sauce production as well as tourism.

The local economy of Phu Quoc revolves around fishing, pepper and fish sauce production as well as tourism.

 Dinh Cua or Cua Castle. Duong Dong Town.

Dinh Cua or Cua Castle. Duong Dong Town.

 Suoi Tranh Waterfall

Suoi Tranh Waterfall

 Long Beach Sunset

Long Beach Sunset