Vietnamese girl wearing non la conical hat by Adam Robert Young September 01

Lydia’s shoot in Saigon

I admit it, I’m kinda in love with the crumbling apartment complex at 727 Tran Hung Dao. Most of you have seen my other posts about the place The Block, Life in the Block, and Tran Hung Dao – From Riches to Rags. Recently the Saigon Photographic meetups group took a trip to the place. […]

Saigon Tax Center demolished demolition Adam Robert Young August 31

Saigon prepares to farewell an icon

Sitting in the centre of the downtown district since 1880, the Saigon Tax Centre has seen countless dramatic changes in the city’s history, and is set to witness one last one: its own demolition. Saigon Tax Centre (left) the day before construction of the city’s first metro line began last month. The building was originally […]

Splits Noodle Girl - Adam Robert Young August 25

So my photo is being viewed all over the world. You’d think I’d be happy! (AKA to watermark or not?)

After going semi-viral here in Vietnam, my photo of So You Think You Can Dance Vietnam’s Doan Vu Minh Tu doing the splits between two chairs with a bowl of noodles has turned up on websites around the world. I did a quick Google search and found it appearing on blogs and other sites from […]

727 Tran Hung Dao August 23

727 Tran Hung Dao – From riches to ruin

Completed in the 1960s, 727 Tran Hung Dao Street once loomed over Saigon as an impressive sign of wealth and progress. Known as the Presidential Building, the monolithic towers’ 535 rooms housed American soldiers during the war, and high ranking government officials after reunification. Today, however, the building is a rapidly decaying shadow of its […]

Saigon Opera House - Adam Robert Young August 04

Saigon Opera House

Just thought I’d share this shot I took for my upcoming book (hey, that rhymes!). Click on the image to see the larger version in Flickr!

Oi Vietnam July cover - Adam Robert Young July 21

Those were the days – photography for the July issue

I won’t water it down: this month sucked bigtime! Just like any other job, there are times when everything is great and you’re loving it. There are also times when all you want to do is find a boulder, dig a hole under it and crawl in never to emerge again. This month was the […]

Vietnamese sand art June 30

Vietnamese sand art

When I heard I was to do photos for a story on Vietnamese sand artists, I had no idea whatsoever what sand art actually was. I had seen artists who did realtime art using sand on a backlit panel – a constantly changing work that was skillfully manipulated by the artist to morph from one […]

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