Vinh Long Potters

Here are a few images I made back in June when I visited Tra Vinh Province in the Mekong Delta, that I just got around to processing now. These were taken in a pottery workshop in Vinh Long Province, where we stopped on the way back to Saigon. It was a Sunday afternoon and raining […]


Hey Bebe

On Saturday I was lucky to have the chance to photograph this adorable little three and a half week old baby girl – the daughter of a friend. We had planned to do it earlier, within the magic first two week period when babies are supposed to be nice and sleepy and ‘bendy’, however life […]


Fuji X100S does Street

I had another chance to test out my new Fuji X100s last Sunday morning when I went out shooting with the crew from Nikon VN – a local photography club. I thought we were headed out to do some street photography but turns out it was a ‘lost in translation moment’, as we were photographing […]


Ivy, Nic and Fuji X100S

Last week I gave in to gear acquisition syndrome and bought myself a shiny new ‘toy’ – a Fuji X100s. Well it’s not really a toy – it’s a darned fine camera, and a really good looking one at that! I had been wanting a smaller lighter kit for a while – a ‘handbag cam’ […]


Photo Tripping

I’ll be heading out of the city this weekend up to the cool mountainous air of Dalat in the Central Highlands, on a ‘photo trip’ with a group from a local Vietnamese photography club. I first joined with the group last month when we went on a weekend road trip down to Tra Vinh province […]


A Model and Mangroves

Something different this time from me – a model shot. I made this image during the trip to Tra Vinh province a few weeks back, of a model wearing an Ao Dai (traditional Vietnamese dress) posing in a mangrove forest for a group of photographers. I should state that I was not directing the model […]


The Monks of Tra Vinh

Some of my favourite photographs from the trip to Tra Vinh last weekend were made at Chua Hang or Hang Pagoda, also known as Komong Chray pagoda, located just a short distance from Tra Vinh city. The province has a large Khmer population and this is one of the many Khmer style Theravada Buddhist Pagodas […]


Mountain Magic

I love to get out of this crazy crowded city and head into the countryside whenever possible, and the remote mountainous areas of northern Vietnam are my favourite destination. The scenery is spectacular at any time of day and in any weather conditions, the locals are friendly and the colourful ethnic minority groups are a […]


Heading Home

Another photograph that I made during my visit to Ha Giang and Lao Cai Provinces in Northern Vietnam last month. Taken in a small village outside Bac Ha, an elderly man walks back home along a village path, with a wicker basket laden with animal food on his back. I almost always shoot with my […]


Meo Vac Market

Just a quick post with one of the images from my recent travels through Ha Giang Province in northern Vietnam, of a Hmong man waiting to sell his cow at Meo Vac market. Meo Vac market is held every Sunday and crowds of ethnic minority villagers from all around the surrounding areas descend on the […]



As I celebrated my birthday yesterday I was again reflecting on how rapidly time seems to be passing by now – the 12 months have just flown by since the last one which was spent in Sydney participating in a David Alan Harvey week long photography workshop (part of Sydney’s Head On Photo festival). Even crazier […]

Ox racing festival near Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta

Muddy Cows

Back in October I spent a weekend in Chau Doc in the Mekong Delta to attend the annual An Giang Oxen Racing Festival, another one of those events that for many years I have wanted to attend but had not managed to. Also known as the Bay Nui Oxen (or Cow) Racing Festival, the 2012 […]


Aarrgghh I did it again!

Well, I did it again – just over five months has passed since I last posted anything to this neglected website! When the same thing happened over the same period last year I promised to myself that it wouldn’t happen again, and wrote that I should be ashamed of myself. I don’t even know what […]


Saigon in TRVL

TRVL is a fabulous online iPad magazine which publishes an issue each week on a particular destination, with each being heavy on high quality photography. Available for free download through the iTunes store, evidently TRVL was the first iPad exclusive magazine. In December 2011 TRVL was voted Best Digital Travel Magazine in the Digital Magazine Awards and […]


A Little Bit Rio

Last Sunday evening the Mid-Autumn Festival, or Tet Trung Thu, was celebrated here in Saigon. Held on the 15th day of the 8th Lunar month, it is also known as the Lantern Festival, the Moon Festival or the Children’s Festival. The main focus of the festival here seems to revolve around Moon Cakes and Lanterns, […]


Bac Ha Revisited

No, unfortunately I haven’t made another trip up to Bac Ha in Northern Vietnam lately, but at work I have just organized a photography group trip up there, my cousins arrive in Vietnam this week and will be travelling up there, and a photographer friend from Saigon is planning a trip there very soon and […]


A Saigon Street

This is an image I made back in June, taken during a Saturday morning photographing on the streets of Saigon’s District 4. I don’t usually get over to that area of the city, or even seem to photograph much around Saigon at all these days, and I think this is something I need to try to change. […]



Another photograph from my day trip to Can Gio district in late June, of some local lads jumping off a fishing boat into the ocean at Can Thanh port, as the sun was setting. It was one of those spontaneous moments that occasionally one is lucky to come across, with only enough time to quickly […]



Just sharing an image made back in late June during a day trip from Saigon to Can Gio district, which is about 50 kilometres from Saigon. The photo was taken from the roof of the local ferry at the end of the day, on the way back from visiting Thanh An Island. Who doesn’t love a […]


Even Wetter

A quick post with one of the photographs taken a few days ago during my visit to Northern Laos. As I mentioned in my postcard entry it rained almost all day every day so local life was harder than normal to find, with most people trying to stay dry and sheltering indoors. However in this […]


Getting Wet

Well the wet season is in full force here in Saigon which means that downpours invariably happen every time I am about to step outside, and especially when planning to go out shooting. Somehow every day during the wet season I seem to end up soaked to the bone – I really should have learnt […]


Shooting Saigon

A few weeks ago I spent a Saturday morning photographing with Yan Lerval, a French photographer living here who runs photographic workshops in and around Saigon. Yan was running a half day workshop with three other students, and we headed over to District 4 nearby Xom Chieu local market to make some photographs. That morning […]


Human Connections

‘Human Connections, Portraits of our shared humanity’ is a new collaborative photo book by the Visual Peacemakers Community now available through Blurb. In this book 39 photographers contributed  photographs which were curated by cultural and world photographer Jeffrey Chapman, and I am excited that one of my photographs (shown above) was selected to be included amongst so many fine images by accomplished […]


Head On

Sydney’s Head On Photo Festival was held for the third year in May 2012, and lays claim to be the world’s second largest photo festival. It features a wide range of photography across all genres with over 200 events at 100 venues throughout the city. Aside from traditional venues such as art galleries and museums, exhibitions and events […]