“The Golden Imprint” is an art photography project between the Madrid-based Vietnamese photographer Viet Ha Tran, and the Ho Chi Minh City-based Vietnamese leading fashion designer Van Thanh Cong to promote Vietnamese tradition and fashion to the world.
The photos from “The Golden Imprint” with hand-made tradition-inspired costumes was inspired by the phoenix and motifs on ancient Dong Son bronze drums of Vietnam and try to draw a picture of Vietnamese tradition and art. The background, a temple in Ho Chi Minh City, helps transmiting a traditional Asian atmosphere to the audience.
Designer Van Thanh Cong’s designs have appeared in the most prestigious fashion events such as Miss World Universe, Miss World Vietnam, Miss Vietnam Woman World USA, Miss International Queen, Miss Vietnam in USA etc as well as major fashion magazines in Vietnam. Most recently, his design was performed by Miss India 2013 Ruhani Sharma at the Asian Fashion Week 2014 in Indonesia. The photoshoot had the participation of the three Vietnamese supermodels Dieu Huyen, Oanh Di, Nhu Van, and the renowned accesory designer Do Van Tri.
About Viet Ha Tran
Viet Ha Tran is a Vietnamese romanticism-influenced fine art photographer currently residing in Madrid, Spain. Instead of taking photos, she tries to draw pictures of women’s emotions, inner dreams, intimacy, poetry and philosophy with her camera. Thus, her photos, apart from having an air of classic paintings, capture an ephemeral moment of feminine emotions flowing through the river of time. As reality plays hide-and-seek with fantasy, it’s a reflection of those volatile moods etched in the permanence of change.
Viet Ha started photography in 2013 and is a self taught photographer. Her photography has been featured in a wide number of newspapers and photography magazines such as Vogue Italia, Vietnam News, Vietnam Youth (Tuoi Tre), Vietnamese BusinessWoman, Photography MasterClass Magazine, Visual Artistry Magazine, Get Inspired Magazine, Art About etc. She was the semi-finalist in the Spanish National Digital Photography Contest Canson Infinity 2013, and won Honorable Mentions in the International Photography Awards 2013. In April 2014 she shot for Talents Shooting of Vogue Italia and in August 2014, her photos were selected to appear at the ongoing digital exhibition at Saatchi Gallery London. Her artwork also appeared at Brighton Photo Biennial 2014, UK’s largest photography festival.
She is represented by the collaboration project of the world’s largest photo agency Art + Commerce (New York) & Vogue Italia (Milan), two galleries from Paris and three contemporary art platforms from New York, Paris and London.
Viet Ha holds a BBA from Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Japan and a Master in Marketing Management from a IE Business School, Madrid. She is currently working full time as Senior Associate Director of Admissions for Finance Master Programs at IE Business School and divides the rest of her time into photography, martial arts, traveling amongst others. She speaks Vietnamese, English, Japanese and Spanish. [Official website]
Photographer: Viet Ha Tran
Fashion Designer: Van Thanh Cong
Accessories Designer: Đỗ Vân Trí
Model: Dieu Huyen, Quanh Di, Nhu Van
Make Up & Hair: Dat Le (Ghy Trang Diem), Donald, Duy Derek Yuan
Asisstant Photographers: Thiet Vu, Dong Hung, Vu Nguyen, Kirby Vu
Video-making: Cao Dien, Ronalds Mezmacs, Phan Thanh Thien Tam