This photo of mine was originally published a couple months ago in the debut issue of Montage magazine, for which I was selected to write the back page article called Wanderlust. I shot this in an alley behind the Hilton after spending half the day being wheeled around the city in a rickshaw. Here’s more or less what I wrote about this photo and why I travel:
My rickshaw driver is peddling fast. The wind feels cool upon my face in the sweltering heat of Hanoi. In the breeze, I smell what can only be fatty pork sausages smoldering atop a charcoal fire. “Slow down a second,” I say, perking up from a half-slumber. Continue reading →
I took this photo on a Saturday night in busy downtown Hanoi, Vietnam. The city streets at night are buzzing with life. This rickshaw driver was sitting in his rickshaw checking his text messages while waiting for his next customer. A rickshaw ride costs about $3 an hour. I love the ironic conflict of old and new in this image.
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