Little Miss Languid

Hanoi | Little Miss Languid | © DM Barlow (2017)

“The Old Quarter in Hanoi is not only incredibly photogenic, it has a distinctly monotone ambience: there is something ancient – almost timeless – about the narrow, maze-like streets; even the people here have an amaranthine quality that I have not discovered anywhere else in Asia.”

The world has changed drastically since 2007 – social media for all its purported benefits has altered forever the way human beings interact: we no longer sit and day-dream; our heads are bowed now, faces alight in the glow of LCD screens. We talk, flirt, shop, live, love, watch, read, and eat through our devices. We have discovered an immortality of sorts.

This is a hand-held photograph, taken one lazy Sunday afternoon in the Old Quarter with the original Canon 5D and 24-105 lens.