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.
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.
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!