Visions of Laos

At Phonsavan's evening market, Laos At Phonsavan's evening market.

I recently spent two weeks in Laos, taking photos and gathering information for two separate articles on food and travel. I was primarily occupied with these two topics until while in Luang Prabang I happened to run into Magnum photographer Abbas. Talking to him about his work, I was inspired to go back through the pics I had taken that didn't necessarily have to do with my work. There's little in common with Abbas' work (he's doing a long-term project on Buddhism), and no single unifying theme, but rather the images below are simply those that I find interesting.

Landscape, Vientiane, Laos

Landscape, Vientiane.

Watch repairman, Xam Nuea, Laos

Watch repairman, Xam Nuea.

Mekong River, Luang Prabang, Laos

Mekong River, Luang Prabang.

Rice farmer outside Phonsavan, Laos

Rice farmer outside Phonsavan.

Cooking, Luang Prabang, Laos

Cooking, Luang Prabang.

At Xam Nuea's evening market, Laos

At Xam Nuea's evening market.

Takraw, Vieng Xai, Laos

Takraw, Vieng Xai.

For a slideshow of the entire photoset of 19 images go here.