Girls in Ao Dai

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Girls in Ao Dai
Girls in Ao Dai

I’m Marco Ryan and I do however just want to share with you a few of the images from todays shoot around the old quarter of Hanoi with Luong Giang and Nguyen Thu Quynh – two charming vietnamese girls that I had met through another photographer and who wanted some pictures of themselves taken in the vietnamese traditional dress of Ao Dai and the Non hat.

Girls in Ao Dai
Girls in Ao Dai

It was really a blast. I haven’t laughed so much in ages. I met up with the translator Nic, whose girlfriend was Luong Giang (not his sister…I was right to be suspicious on that one!) and one of her friends, Quynh, to take a few shots of the girls around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. They wanted to practice posing for the camera and I was happy to provide the means.

We just laughed and played about in the freezing temperatures, stopping for occasional “thermal pauses” – a quick 5 minutes in the car with the heating turned on for the girls to defrost – before heading back out to continue the shoot.

Girls in Ao Dai
Girls in Ao Dai

Anyway I thought I would share some of the images. As I say, nothing prize winning, but just a really fun day of messing about with some cameras, reflectors and even some off-camera flash.

And who could possibly object to spending the day with two such entertaining and charming young Vietnamese ladies!