KELLY PADGETT

TV. FILM. PHOTOGRAPHY.

The Traveler. Saigon, Vietnam 

“To know a person in his home is not to know him at all: to meet him on a country road with only his baggage is to at last contact the core, the inner cell of his personality.”

 ― John Tibbetts

Sunday afternoon photo shoot.

Sidewalk Caphe, Saigon, Vietnam 
Tang, Filmmaker. Saigon, Vietnam
Phil Wyatt in the background. Scriptwriter and personal friend. 

Sidewalk Caphe, Saigon, Vietnam 

Tang, Filmmaker. Saigon, Vietnam

Phil Wyatt in the background. Scriptwriter and personal friend. 

Saigon, Vietnam 
"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time"
-Albert Camus 

Saigon, Vietnam 

"Beauty is unbearable, drives us to despair, offering us for a minute the glimpse of an eternity that we should like to stretch out over the whole of time"

-Albert Camus 

Saigon / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 

Nobody sees anybody truly but all through the flaws of their own egos. That is the way we all see …each other in life. Vanity, fear, desire, competition— all such distortions within our own egos— condition our vision of those in relation to us. Add to those distortions to our own egos the corresponding distortions in the egos of others, and you see how cloudy the glass must become through which we look at each other. That’s how it is in all living relationships except when there is that rare case of two people who love intensely enough to burn through all those layers of opacity and see each other’s naked hearts. 

- Tennessee Williams

The Final image selection from Fashion film "Chasing The Dragon" .. which can be seen here.. Chasing The Dragon 

Saigon, Vietnam

Minh Tu again. I have quiet a few of her. 

Nhà Bè, Vietnam

These are shot on a Hasselblad 500C with Kodak Portra 160. The scans are done by the lab here in Saigon, as well as the developing. Hopefully the scans are why they look less than stellar, and not the actual developing. Its most difficult to find someone or a facility here that can properly develop negatives and will actually take care of them. hope to give them a proper scan one day and see what they truly look like. 

Several people have said, “i would like it better without the garbage in the frame” and this is my response… 

1. I don’t like altering a scene, and prefer to shoot things the way they are. 

2. People in the countryside, especially children and extremely shy, and it can be extremely difficult to capture them. 

The image of the boy in the boat was my last 2 frames on what i later found out to be a malfunctioning film back. 

Nha Trang, Vietnam
Quang Minh Trinh doing his thing at the Chivas 18 party. This is a frame capture from the video i was shooting.. maybe more later.. who knows, depends on how lazy i am. 

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Quang Minh Trinh doing his thing at the Chivas 18 party. This is a frame capture from the video i was shooting.. maybe more later.. who knows, depends on how lazy i am. 

Saigon, Vietnam.
I tried to save this image, but unfortunately it was shot in almost 0 light.. and the ISO was too high, and pretty much completely out of focus. If you were to see the image at 100% of the original file size, you would see what i mean.. but looks ok at a smaller size …. From the Butterfly Fashion Show a while back.

Saigon, Vietnam.

I tried to save this image, but unfortunately it was shot in almost 0 light.. and the ISO was too high, and pretty much completely out of focus. If you were to see the image at 100% of the original file size, you would see what i mean.. but looks ok at a smaller size …. From the Butterfly Fashion Show a while back.

Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam.
This concludes the Photos from Sa Dec 

Sa Đéc, Đồng Tháp Province, Vietnam.

This concludes the Photos from Sa Dec