Category Archives: Behind the scenes

November 04

Saigon Panorama – The Outtakes Part 2 – Cholon

In preparing the photos for my book Saigon Panorama, one spot that absolutely had to be in there is Cholon – Saigon’s Chinatown. Actually Cholon really deserves to have an entire photobook of its own, as it’s an absolute treasure trove of interesting scenes and sites. So I figured it’d be a great choice to […]

Saigon Panorama cover - Adam Robert Young October 22

Saigon Panorama sneak peek and launch details…

It’s official! The launch of my book Saigon Panorama will be on the 7th of November. It’ll be great to see the finished books when they arrive in Ho Chi Minh City next week! I was up at the printers in Hanoi and decided to test out my new phone (a Nokia Lumia 1020) by […]

Jade Emperor Pagoda September 14

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.

April 07

Recent work – the random nature of magazine photography

Just thought I’d share some snaps from the last two issues to show the range of photos I’ve been called on to take for Oi Vietnam over the last two months. Some are more fun than others, but if anything, I’m learning to be more and more versatile! If you’ve been following my blog, you’ll […]

HDR Pro Cellphone Photo April 06

Getting creative with mobile phone photography

I am intensely jealous of anyone whose cellphone has a camera capable of taking even halfway-decent images! My mobile (a Motorola XT615) has the worst camera I’ve ever seen on a phone. That doesn’t mean I can’t take some interesting shots with it, though. I just have to get a little more creative! It was […]

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 […]

Ghost in the Ho Chi Minh City Fine Art Museum - photography by Adam Robert Young February 22

The making of a ghost in Saigon

In the Fine Arts museum in Saigon, a silent figure is caught between the world of the living and the dead. Whispers and rumours have been wafting around of a tormented girl wandering the halls of this historic building for decades. I was assigned the task of capturing an image of the fine arts museum […]