Dao Van Vinh (belonging to the first generation 8X, living in Hanoi) used to be a mechanical engineer, now a landscape and project photographer. Talking about his predestined relationship with photography, Mr. Vinh shared that in the 2000s, “traveling” was not as popular as it is now; He often spends his holidays to go to the remote provinces and cities in the Northwest, to discover and experience new things.
Vinh confided: “The scenery and people of the places we have been through are colorful, majestic and extremely beautiful. But over the years, those places have changed, the wild beauty gradually disappears, giving way to the modernity of a new and prosperous life. Since then, I realized that I need to save the present moment as much and as soon as possible. That is also the reason why I plan to quit my job to pursue my passion with the camera.”
Album Phu Yen made by him on a short trip in June this year. This is also his first trip to Phu Yen with the main purpose of taking pictures. “I have been to all provinces and cities on this S-shaped strip of land, but focusing on hunting pictures is mainly in the Northwest provinces such as Ha Giang, Lao Cai, Yen Bai… Because these are the places that create giving me endless creative feelings, is also the place for me to fall in love and come to the profession of photography”, Mr. Vinh shared.
The first time Mr. Vinh came to Phu Yen was during a short trip in 2016. The land full of sunshine, wind and sand has left many memories in the heart of 8X photographer. The roads curving along the beach stretches, the sea water is clear, the small figures rowing baskets in the dawn light. Even the waves when hitting the rocks, sometimes contemplating under the lamp of the sea. Above all, the bright, vibrant colors from the landscape to the people, like spreading the most optimism to the guests right at the first visit, despite the very difficult situation in the eyes of the people. city.
Photo: Vinh DAV