At the beginning of July, my friend introduced me to the blossoming film scene in Ho Chi Minh City. One of my favorite hangouts became the cafe below the film shop. Within days I was convinced to take the leap into the world of film. I invested in a Pentax K1000 and a roll of Kodak Color 200. It took me a few weeks to finish the first roll, since I was so comfortable with the immediacy of shooting digital. I had to leave my Fujifilm X-T1 at home to focus on capturing Vietnam on film, and since then I’ve been enjoying the this medium – one that makes you slow down to find a single shot in a city than never stops running.
Really enjoyed your photos, especially your discovery of film. My year in Vietnam before the war really got started (1963) was document on film with my Petri 35mm camera.
I spent 6 months in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and 6 months in Phu Bai (Hue). Your images show me that much is still the same. Would love to return for a visit and photograph it in digital. 🙂
Enjoy your journey and the idiosyncrasies of film.
— a friend of your dad’s