Tag Archives: HCMC

T.O.X. from Sons of God graffiti crew, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam June 06

Sons of God – third generation graffiti in Vietnam

One assignment for this month’s issue of Oi Vietnam that I was happy to do was on a young graffiti crew called Sons of God. For details, be sure to check out the article in the June issue either by viewing it online or by downloading the PDF version. They were great guys and I […]

Dinner Withlocals Ho Chi MInh City June 06

Dinner With Locals in Saigon

Last week, thanks to Withlocals, I experienced an amazing Vietnamese banquet prepared by a former restauranteur. Withlocals is a great way to really experience the local culture when travelling overseas. One kind of experience that can be arranged via their website is to enjoy an authentic home-cooked meal in the home of a local family. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Reunification Palace Light show in Saigon, 2013, by Adam Robert Young. February 26

From the archives: Reunification Light

Here’s an example of when things work together to lift an ordinary shot up to something more… I was shooting a light show organised by the French consulate in Saigon to celebrate French-Vietnamese friendship toward the end of 2013. The photographers had turned out en-masse and were all shooting much the same thing as each […]