The Yellow City
Sometimes, you find an object or a place that screams to be photographed. Gavin Gough has his rainbow umbrella that he can’t stop from shooting. It happened to me on my recent trip to Vietnam. I got mesmerized, hypnotized maybe even seduced by the yellow city of Hoi An. Dorothy had her Emerald City and I guess I have my Yellow City. Mustard would probably be a more accurate description, but it just doesn’t seem to have the same ring; Mustard City? Anyway, I became obsessed. I had to shoot my wife, my daughter, every bicycle, every conical hatted woman, everything in front of a yellow wall. I think I lost it. I went a little completely loopy. Some people get star struck, moon struck, I got yellow struck.