What makes those pictures personal, is the fact that they reflect the time I spent contemplating, the crowd, the people, the places I came across in this country, totally unknown to me. No interaction, just sitting there or walking and waiting the right time to release the shutter, whatever happens.
Sometimes you need to reunite with yourself, breakup with your ordinary life. Being in a totally unknown environment is sometimes the best way to find yourself back. During those three weeks I had nothing to do other than walking around, wandering, observing the busy vietnamese life unfolding constantly in front of me. Being a photographer, my only commitment was to bring back pictures. Not many pictures, just one picture of each situation. Analog allows that discipline, you often end up renouncing to release, though when you do, you do it for good.
This project is a reflect of my wandering, of little things who amazed me every day and made this travel intense and fulfilling. In the future I would like to go back and discover more about personal vietnamese way of life, feel the atmosphere of the countryside and go deeper in the discovery of this beautiful and interesting country.
About Alice d’Hubert
I am Alice d’Hubert, I started taking pictures when I was a teenager. At the beginning it was for the fun, using old camera that people from my family didn’t want to use anymore and playing with it. Years after years, I discovered more about the technical part and decided to study photography to become a professional. I went to a photography school in Paris to get a diploma and at the end I was able to integrate a company as a photographer.
I learned how to use a film camera quiet early thanks to my father. Before I could afford me a professional digital one, I used during years analog camera that he gave me. With the project in Vietnam, I reconnect with my way of taking pictures and contemplate the world. Now I am sure that I definitely don’t want to lose the pleasure of using film and I’d love to pursue my personal projects.