June in Seoul, Ha Noi, and Ha Long

Lightning Storm, Ha Long City, Vietnam

It’s been a couple of months since I did a monthly round-up. I’ve been in Vietnam for a good portion of that time and shooting a few additional jobs since returning. Now that I’m finally getting a little space, it’s time to share some of my favourite images from the month of June.

For the first few days of the month, I was in Seoul and shooting a little between jobs before heading off to Vietnam. More recently, I’ve been focused on trying to capture of few of Seoul’s idiosyncrasies and old ways. As the city gentrifies, its unique face is slowly disappearing and being replaced with a generic big-city feeling. While it’s still around, I hope I can capture some of it alongside the changes. Starting with a little traditional IV drip smoking, here are a few of those images.

Smoking at the hospital, Seoul, South Korea

Picture salesman, Seoul, South Korea

Old and new, Seoul, South Korea

Broken chair, Seoul, South Korea

Illegal smoking, Seoul, South Korea

Dongdaemun "City of Dreams", Seoul, South Korea

Shuffle, Seoul, South Korea

Red and Green, Seoul

Seoul Tower Storm, South Korea

Generations, Seoul

The morning after this image was made, I flew down to Ha Noi in Vietnam for a couple of weeks on assignment. While I was there, I managed to snag a few moments to make a few street images and fell in love with this gorgeous city in flux once again. Much like Seoul, Hanoi is growing rapidly and redefining itself on a daily basis. On my first day there, I took the opportunity to seek out a few of the city’s dying jobs and interview those who do them. Their full stories are coming, but there are a couple of images here as well. Along with that, I spent a few evenings walking around the areas near the Old Quarter making simple images of whatever tickled my fancy.

Wood turner, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Blacksmith, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Street, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Essential tools, Ha Noi, Vietnam

Mechanics, Ha Noi, Vietnam

In the final days of June, my assignment took me to Ha Long City in Quang Ninh Province. I only had a couple of days and only a few hours off. However, I managed to witness an amazing tropical storm and the preparations for it. Ha Long is definitely a place I’d like to visit with a little more time on my hands and a higher level of Vietnamese language. There are some interesting corners to explore, for sure.

Lightning Storm, Ha Long City, Vietnam

Market boys, Ha Long City, Vietnam

Back from sea, Ha Long City, Vietnam

So, that brings us to the end of June. As always, please follow me on Instagram and Facebook, and check out my YouTube Chanel for more photography related goodness.