Traveling in Phu Quoc, Vietnam

Phu Quoc Swimming

Things have been insane. I’ve been home for about a week in the past two months. Traveling and working across China, Thailand, Vietnam, and Australia, with more work coming up in Japan, Singapore, and the UK. So the blog has taken a bit of a backseat while I find myself editing four or five things at once, struggling to stay on deadlines.

Yesterday I finished up a five-day shoot at the amazing La Veranda Resort on Phu Quoc Island in southern Vietnam. Now I’m off to Hanoi and Halong Bay for a much-needed week of vacation. So for now, here’s a quick picture from an uninhabited private island several hours away from the hotel. True bliss and beauty and solitude.

Finding Calm in Kyushu

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There’s something about riding a train through a peaceful and epic Japanese landscape. I was on a job in Kyushu for about seven days last week, a portion of which had me traveling on a luxury passenger train between several different towns and cities on the island. It was a much needed respite amidst a flurry of recent assignments that have taken me through Thailand, Japan, India, New Zealand, and Vietnam. I’ll get some rest soon. But for now, just looking through these images brings a calm serenity to my overworked brain, and I feel refreshed and ready to take on anything.

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Impromptu Wedding on Phu Quoc Island

I was in Ho Chi Minh City last week working on a travel assignment when I received an email asking if I was available to photograph a wedding the following day in Phu Quoc. Crazy, I thought. Who waits until the day before their wedding to hire a photographer? Well, turns out it’s the kind of couple who decide only a few days before that they should get married while traveling through vietnam. That’s what Juozas and Jolanta did with their six best friends from Lithuania. They had an impromptu wedding on Phu Quoc island in southern Vietnam. It was awesome, and I was honored to be a part of the whirlwind event. Here are a few photographs from the day.

Con Dao: All Good Things Must End

I’ve been on Con Dao island for the past five days, working several different jobs and having an amazing time, despite being up pre-dawn every single morning and pulling 18-hour days the entire trip. That’s not complaining. If you ever have to work an 18-hour day, there’s hardly a place I could recommend it more. I stayed at the recently-opened Six Senses Resort. Go. It’s so worth it. I promise.

I’m in the Ho Chi Minh City airport now awaiting a flight out of town, to Danang, straight to some other jobs along the central coast. Nothing as glamorous as this, but it feels really good to be busy. More photos and stories later.