Loes Heerink, a photographer stationed in Vietnam, was interested in the lifestyles of local street sellers in Hanoi, the country’s capital. But she was having trouble finding the ideal position to capture her subjects as she sees them — lively and always on the go. Surprisingly, the solution to that question awaited her on one of Hanoi’s numerous bridges.
The photographer moreover climbed higher to capture the peculiar routines of hundreds of migrant laborers, the most of them are women, who would get up at 4 a.m. every day and pedal hundreds of kilometers back and forth on their bikes, stopping at moving shops for fruits, flowers, and anything else of value.
And it wasn’t easy: Heerink says on her Kickstarter page, “I once spent five hours in a place with no photographs.” “This initiative sparked my interest in the ladies who carry their wares. Indeed They have no idea how lovely their bicycles are or that they are constantly creating little works of art.”
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