Potret Keseharian Hidup Di Vietnam (A Portrait of Daily Life in Vietnam)


Aku pernah empat kali berkunjung ke Vietnam. Salah satunya adalah ketika aku baru saja menikah dengan istriku empat tahun yang lalu. Istriku berusaha menangkap semangat kehidupan di Vietnam dengan kameranya dalam nuansa hitam putih. Aku sendiri menangkap kehidupan di Vietnam dengan kamera Nikon tua yang kumiliki. Kami merekam denyut nadi kehidupan di beberapa tempat terutama di Ben Thanh Market  Ho Chi Minh City yang sangat terkenal, sekitar Pergume Pagoda dan juga Hanoi. Semoga gambar-gambar ini bisa memberi sedikit cerita tentang Vietnam.

(I’ve been to Vietnam four times. One of them was when I  just got married to my wife four years ago. My wife tried to capture the spirit of life in Vietnam with her camera in black and white shades. I myself capturing life in Vietnam with an old Nikon camera I have, mostly colourful.  We record the pulse of life in some places, particularly in the famous Ben Thanh Market Ho Chi Minh City, around Pergume Pagoda and Hanoi. Hopefully these pictures can give a little story about Vietnam.)
Beban Hidup (Burden), Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Beban Hidup (Burden), Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Menunggu Penumpang (Waiting For a passanger), Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Menunggu Penumpang (Waiting For a passanger), Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Trade, Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Trade, Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Relax, Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Relax, Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Ngelirik (Steal a glance), Ben Thanh Market - Ho Chi Minh City

Ngelirik (Steal a glance), Ben Thanh Market – Ho Chi Minh City

Mencari Nafkah (Livelihoods), Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City

Mencari Nafkah (Livelihoods), Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City

Becak (Rickshaw), Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City

Becak (Rickshaw), Somewhere in Ho Chi Minh City

Di bawah pengawasan Paman Ho (Under surveilance on Uncle Ho),  Train Station Ho Chi Minh City

Di bawah pengawasan Paman Ho (Under surveilance on Uncle Ho), Train Station Ho Chi Minh City

Ornamen di Pagoda Quan Am, Ho Chi Minh City

Ornamen di Pagoda Quan Am, Ho Chi Minh City

Pang Ngu Lao District, Ho Chi Minh City

Pang Ngu Lao District, Ho Chi Minh City

Mengantar Turis (With the tourists), OTW to Perfume Pagoda

Mengantar Turis (With the tourists), OTW to Perfume Pagoda

The Tour Guide, OTW to Perfume Pagoda

The Tour Guide, OTW to Perfume Pagoda

Lautan Motor (Motorcyles rider), Hanoi

Lautan Motor (Motorcyles rider), Hanoi

Copyright Photo’s: Jhon Erickson Ginting and Daisy Kusumo Wardani