The first few days of my assignment in Vietnam was spent in district 1 of Ho Chi Minh City (3 nights at one of the A&EM hotels). The hotel was just a 2 minute walk from city’s main market – Ben Thanh Market.

Two mornings in a row I wandered around amongst the produce and seafood aisles watching and photographing the shopkeepers prepare for the day. I didn’t realize how nice it was to be in the market early until I returned in the afternoon to find it a mad house with hardly room to move, let alone compose photographs without being a nuisance. The Vietnamese seemed to enjoy watching this very curious white boy with the big camera, and were kind enough to let me obsess over their critters.

Of the photographs I took one of those mornings the macros catch my eye most.