The outtakes part 1: Jade Emperor Pagoda

It may seem early to do this, but as we’re millimetres from having the final layout of my upcoming book “Saigon Panorama” completed, I can share with you some of the photos that didn’t make it into the book.

It can be a painful process culling some images that I would love to have in the book, but ultimately, to give a sweeping view of what I think makes this city unique in 150 pages, I can’t include too many shots from any one theme or location.

One of the most photogenic spots I shot while preparing for the book was Jade Emperor Pagoda. The chambers of this pagoda are full of unique Buddhist and Daoist details worthy of a book in themselves, but my particular focus was the people who come to pray in the sanctuary. The combination of the different people that come to pray and the stunning natural light and candlelight made for a great experience when shooting there. If you’re in Saigon and want a place where you can master balancing light and shadows, this is the spot – you won’t be disappointed!

So here’s the outtakes from Jade Emperor Pagoda. Enjoy!

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

Jade Emperor Pagoda, Saigon

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