Thomas Jeppesen have lived in Vietnam for 11 years, and played around with photography
for about as long, very much on and off. The whole portrait thing came quite naturally, as I was exploring the countryside of north Vietnam on my motorcycle. I saw life with all it’s dirt, grime and hardship on display everywhere. Coming from a well-ordered and rather ‘disinfected’ Scandinavian country, I really got quite a jolt by the shift to disorder and noise. It was like taking a time machine back 50 years, and there were infinitely
The Vietnamese people are incredibly open and welcoming, which made it a bit easier to go and take pictures of people. It’s all about those hard to define moments. Quirky, dreamy, hopeful, or beautiful … tiny moments and details that inspire the imagination to concoct stories from just looking at a face.
My goal has always been to depict the life of the Vietnamese people (mainly) in simple, minimalistic black and white. Vietnam is changing rapidly, and the lines in elderly people’s faces represent life stories and a set of traditions that is quickly being replaced by smartphones, Vespas and KFCs, completely abandoning the authenticity I seek to portrait. Via Thomas Jeppesent submission
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