Monthly Archives: March 2014

St Patrick's Day March 17

Happy St Patrick’s day!

I didn’t realise today was St Patrick’s day until I started seeing posts on Facebook about it. It’s not something that’s well-known here in Vietnam (in a similar way as we have no idea about Teachers’ Day or Women’s Day back in Australia). And since I don’t hang out in the backpacker district of Pham […]

Le Ngoc Dung, NOT Lan Pham Thi March 16

My wife’s photos misused in a Czech hoax!

I had never imagined my photographs would be used to fool so many media outlets in Europe and Asia! Here’s how it all went down… Any photographer is happy for wider audience to see their photos, so when I got an email from somebody in the Czech Republic back in 2009 asking if they could […]

Adam Robert Young's photo sharing challenge March 11

Your favourite shot…

I’d like to try something a little different here, and I need your help to do it! This will be a dynamic post that will develop and evolve depending on your contribution. Here’s how it will work (I hope):     In the comments section below, place a link to your favourite photo (or perhaps […]

Vietnam man with big cock by Adam Robert Young March 10

My massive cock-up – how NOT to use keywords and tags for your blogposts!

It was meant to be all in good fun, but my curious little experiment went wrong and I created a monster! I’m referring to my post back in January about men here in Saigon who raise roosters for cock fighting. When I decided on the title “Vietnamese Men With Big Cocks”, I thought I might […]

Street photography by Adam Robert Young, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam March 08


It’s been a while since I’ve simply wandered around the city with my camera to capture scenes of daily life. Thankfully I got out and did just that last Thursday, as it bagged me a photo I really feel pleased with! He’s a tour bus driver enjoying the downtime as his passengers are guided through […]

Ten Thousand Buddha Pagoda Ho Chi Minh City by Adam Robert Young March 05

10,000 Buddha Pagoda revisited – what a difference a lens makes!

Those of you that have been here for a while would remember my article Ten Thousand Buddhas and a Smoking Monk. If you haven’t read it yet, now’s a great time to check it out! Anyway, I took a trip back there the other day with a mission. On my first trip there, I had […]

Ballet dancers in Saigon March 01

Ballet – Saigon style

This month I got the chance to work with some of Saigon’s young, talented ballet dancers for a series in the March issue of Oi Vietnam which featured them in some well-known locations around the city doing random things. It was a fun two hours of shooting, and I also had fun seeing the inventive […]