Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam — August 19,2015 — 12 Year old Ngoc Sang, a student at the Christina Noble Children’s foundation, winds up for a return volley to his coach. (Ehrin Macksey / The National)
Just found out that myself, the writer and The National Newspaper won a Sports Media Pearl Award(http://is.gd/Yg9KyI) for a story we did about NGO Christina Noble Foundation in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam http://is.gd/1GYowc Not only did we win an award but we also won a $50,000 donation for the Christina Noble Foundation.
In einer neuen Serie stellen wir reisende Fotografen vor, die uns auffallen. Sie zeigen uns ihre liebsten Ziele und erzÃ¤hlen, wie sie die Stimmung dort einfangen.
Vietnam ist seit Jahren eines der populÃ¤rsten Reiseziele in SÃ¼dostasien. An Postermotiven mangelt es nicht – man denke nur an die legendÃ¤re Halong-Bucht. Der Fotograf Ehrin Macksey hat einen anderen Lieblingsort: “Die nÃ¶rdlichen Gebirge an der Grenze zu China und Laos sind besonders toll.”
April was a very busy month for photography and video productions.
I also filmed and directed 2 corporate documentary videos for international travel company OAT in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. I was sent to Hai Phong to film, direct and produce the Vietnam portion of a corporate video for American Company, Office Depot.
The Art Director for the Connecticut College Campaign,Â Helder Mira, was very happy with the results from the shoot and gave me a really amazing review.
I found Ehrin Macksey Photography via Google when I was searching for a professional photographer to shoot a project for our college. When I saw his portfolio, I knew he was the photographer I wanted to work with. And Ehrin was amazing to work with. Despite an 11 hour time difference and being on the other side of the globe, Ehrin was very clear with communication and took direction wonderfully. He delivered the best photos we could have asked for. I highly recommend Ehrin Macksey for your photo and motion needs.
There is nothing better than having a happy client 😉
Here are tear sheets of the clientÂ using the photos.
Ah little square boxes how I love thy. These days it seems that everyone does too and I’m not setting any trends by doing it as well, but one day it got me thinking.
In the middle of this year I started to take daily images about my life and environment in Vietnam. This should not be a shock for most people but, after being based here for over 6 years, I have been finding myself slightly numb to some of the amazing daily things I see here. So I decided something needed to change and I needed a little daily project to spark some new life into the relationship I have with this country. Basically it is me and not you Vietnam.
It is simple really, when driving around Hanoi or other places in the country and I see something interesting instead of my thinking, “oh that is a good photo wish I had my camera with me” or “I wish I had wasn’t in a rush to be at ……” I stop and whip out the trusty phone. I know I should have my camera with me at all times but surprisingly I don’t carry all 5kg of camera with me when I go to the supermarket, a meeting or for a bicycle ride. The camera I do have available everywhere I go is my iPhone and thus it is what I use most times. There have been times I really wished for a better quality images but for me this is just part of a habit for me to slow down, see more and to take images freely of what I see. Since I have started this project it has revitalized my curiosity for this country once again. Experimenting and keeping things fresh is what is all about with all relationships and photography is no different.
Of course all of these images are posted on Instagram(Ehrin_Macksey) in case you want to follow me.