This picture was taken in the village of Bacha in the mountainous
region of North Vietnam. Bacha is well known for its popular market
at which the various hilltribes come to buy and sell goods. I
was leaving the market when I spotted two boys dressed in proper
black and white, with their father standing protectively next
soon saw the two brothers were quite different from one another.
The younger boy was very shy, and moved immediately to hide behind
his brother. It took several shots before they both became more
comfortable with me and curiosity eventually got the better
of the shy one!
Im traveling to remote areas I try to bring something from
Canada along with me. In this instance I had some of my prints
of polar bears, and I gave these to the boys in return for them
having been such fine subjects. They were very pleased with their
souvenirs and proudly held them up for the camera.