From the day I landed in Saigon in 1991 the motorbikes of Vietnam have always fascinated me. The numbers on the street and the expert use of the bike as the vehicle of choice in transporting products, produce and people simply blew my mind.
Sometimes a simple concept makes the most compelling essay. Once I started photographing the motorbikes it became an obsession to find and photograph yet another, different type of cargo and I spent countless hours crisscrossing the tumultuous traffic. The result has become nothing short of a cult classic that continues to endear travellers to Vietnam and motorbike enthusiasts alike.
Times are changing, also in Vietnam, but during every visit I still come across many examples of this unique species, named Bikes of Burden.
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