On Waiting

As photographers we often think that the key to great photo's is to travel to exotic locations. We sometimes overlook the fact that there are always photo's to be made and stories to be told wherever we are. The sequence of photos below were all shot within 10 minutes and 50 metres of each other in Saigon a few days ago in a location that is not particularly interesting or exotic. The images tell different stories of what was happening on a steamy Saigon Sunday afternoon in this place. Often as not all you have to do is get off the sofa, go somewhere with your camera, and wait.

 Graduation portrait.

Graduation portrait.

 Across the street a girl makes a selfie. Her hair is lit beautifully by the setting sun, her face full of gesture. 

Across the street a girl makes a selfie. Her hair is lit beautifully by the setting sun, her face full of gesture. 

 20 metres from the selfie image children find a way to cool off in a fountain.

20 metres from the selfie image children find a way to cool off in a fountain.

 In love and in lock step. The children had just exited stage right.

In love and in lock step. The children had just exited stage right.

 I turned around from the lovebirds. Crashing a photoshoot, again :)

I turned around from the lovebirds. Crashing a photoshoot, again :)