KELLY PADGETT

TV. FILM. PHOTOGRAPHY.

“Stop leaving and you will arrive. Stop searching and you will see. Stop running away and you will be found.” 
― Lao Tzu

Saigon, Vietnam. 

No chairs, only stairs. This is the final post for this series of images. 

Available light, no flash. 

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” 
― Ansel Adams

Saigon, Vietnam. 

I do love old chairs. 

Available light, no flash.

“Deep under our feet the Earth holds its molten breath, while the bones of countless generations watch us and wait.” 
― Isaac MarionWarm Bodies

Saigon, Vietnam. 

Patiently I wait.

Going back to basics with my shooting. Spaces long or soon to be lost or forgotten. The hidden beauty and charm within the simplest of things. 

Available light, no flash.

“Let me be like a thing left in a corner and forgotten” ― Giuseppe Ungaretti, Selected Poems

Saigon, Vietnam
Your glamour is gone, your days of glory over. Your fate is written 

“Let me be like a thing left in a corner and forgotten” 
― Giuseppe UngarettiSelected Poems

Saigon, Vietnam

Your glamour is gone, your days of glory over. Your fate is written 

“If my home is indeed a sanctuary, I want to treat everything I bring into it as sacred.” ― Robyn Griggs Lawrence, (The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty)
Saigon, Vietnam. Old, worn down, falling apart, but still home for 35 families at the time this was posted. Soon this home will meet its fate, as dust and rubble. 

“If my home is indeed a sanctuary, I want to treat everything I bring into it as sacred.” 
― Robyn Griggs Lawrence, (The Wabi-Sabi House: The Japanese Art of Imperfect Beauty)

Saigon, Vietnam. Old, worn down, falling apart, but still home for 35 families at the time this was posted. Soon this home will meet its fate, as dust and rubble. 

Phuc Nguyen 

Fix Republic Coffee Shop. Saigon, Vietnam 

Killing time, talking about cameras. 

Fix Republic Coffee Shop. Saigon, Vietnam 
His name is Hieu
Just hanging out. 

Fix Republic Coffee Shop. Saigon, Vietnam 

His name is Hieu

Just hanging out. 

Near Bạc Liêu, Vietnam. 
Not so sure i like this photo. I cant decide, feel free to send comments. I tried with color, i tried with B&W, it just seems something is off 

Near Bạc Liêu, Vietnam. 

Not so sure i like this photo. I cant decide, feel free to send comments. I tried with color, i tried with B&W, it just seems something is off 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.
There is an earlier post of this same photo, its in color, but the color version just doesn’t speak to me the same way as this black and white version does. Ive held off posting it for some time, trying to decide if i should post two versions of the same image. 

Mỹ Xuyên, Vietnam.

There is an earlier post of this same photo, its in color, but the color version just doesn’t speak to me the same way as this black and white version does. Ive held off posting it for some time, trying to decide if i should post two versions of the same image. 

Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  
Hy in B&W. Not a good scan, and too lazy remove all the dust spots. 
Hasselblad 500c
Zeiss 80mm F/2.8  T*
Kodak Tmax 100

Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam  

Hy in B&W. Not a good scan, and too lazy remove all the dust spots. 

  • Hasselblad 500c
  • Zeiss 80mm F/2.8  T*
  • Kodak Tmax 100