Traffic is insane in Hanoi. Sidewalks aren’t for walking on, they’re for parking on. Motorcycles weave in and out of pedestrians and visa versa. Everyone lives out on the streets; doors are wide open with life spilling out onto the streets and there doesn’t seem to be any concept of privacy.
I was trying to capture the insane movement and traffic of Hanoi. This orange vendor, burdened with her heavy load, was the only person moving slow enough to be in focus.
You can suffer in the cold, or you can have fun!
Another orange vendor in slow motion.
One of the many narrow alleys in the Old Quarter.
This wedding takes place in a marked-off area of the street; the photographer manages to take wedding photos despite the traffic whizzing by.
Motorcycle taxi drivers taking a break.
Somewhere under this mass of pottery is a bicycle and a transaction going on. What I’m amazed at is how the vendor manages to get through all that insane traffic without breaking all that chinaware.
For more on this challenge: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/03/28/street-life/