Chu Viet Ha
I was born in 1987 in Bac Ninh, Vietnam. I am a photography enthusiast specialized in street photography. Photography is really a powerful tool, a bridge that helps me to communicate with the diversity of life and the people around me. Since the beginning of taking photos, I have pursued and continued to pursue a kind of photography religion described as “Decisive moments”. With hobbies and strengths of approaching the subjects, I always want to bring the viewers closer, even make them become a part of the moments on the street.
My works have appeared in various newspapers and magazines about Street Photography such as IPA, 121clicks, Streethunters… I have also organized several exhibitions as well as being a jury for various photo contests both locally and internationally scale.
Tho Ha is an ancient village, which is used to be well known for ceramic handcraft. The village is the first place I visited when I started my photography journey. Back then, I was using X100S as my very first camera. Although the camera has some limitations, but it brings me lots of emotion, and I was really in love with it.
This year 2020, due to the outbreak of Covid-19 pandemic, everything has been affected heavily, including photography. And now, the pandemic is under control in Vietnam, everything is going back on track. It is right time for me to rediscover my inspiration of photography.
It is such a coincidence that I have a chance to come back to where I started after 5 years. Coming along with me to Tho Ha, it is the Fujifilm X100V, the 5th generation of X100 Series. Maintaining X100 Series philosophy, the X100V is now even better, closer to perfection.
Returning to Tho Ha, the village is transforming with modern life changes. But the people, the streets, and the atmosphere here are friendly, as always.