Ageless beauty

How do we define beauty? Like everything, the definition of what beauty is has evolved with time. What was considered beautiful 50 years ago has changed so much today. Since change is the only constant, I’m sure the definition of beauty will continue to evolve. However, thes...

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Ao Dai – The traditional cloth of Vietnam

Do you know Ao dai is still remained as it is "Aodai" in dictionary? No word is suitable for translating it. This truly showcases the national tradition behind this type of clothing in Vietnam. No matter how many times is Ao Dai changed with several alters in styles and forma...

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Meet the Co Tu ethnic group in Vietnam

Réhahn often visits the Co Tu ethnic group located at 2h from Hoi An. Cơ Tu or Katu ethnic people mostly live in the central of Vietnam and the eastern Laos. The population of Cơ Tu ethnic group is about more than 61,588. (Source: The 2009 Vietnam Population and Housing Cens...

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TRA QUE VILLAGE – A MUST-SEE IN HOI AN

“The loveliest village on earth” seems to be an ambitious statement for Tra Que village if you haven’t made your road to this stunning countryside of Hoi An. Once you get there, you will thoroughly understand why that name is called out.

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Mnong ethnic and elephant in Vietnam

To the M’nông, elephants are the symbols of wealth, power and strong spirit. This is why elephants are always treated as human being in this minority. M’nông people are also well-known for the elephant training skills. Hunting elephant is not an easy job for its potentia...

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Tutorial: Shooting Portraits With Soul

Get away from using the phrase take a picture and start using the phrase make a picture. "Taking" feels too much like a one-sided action of the photographer seizing something from another person rather than something which is created together between the photographer and the mo...

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In the cold night of Sapa

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” ~ William James Although many of us are experiencing a snowy winter in our homeland, we are experiencing it with warm coats, boots, socks, hats, interior heat, & hot chocolate. But right now, in this moment, there a...

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Behind the Hidden Smile

Almost every dictionary describes the definition of a smile as ‘a pleased expression, typically with the corners of the mouth turned up and the teeth exposed’. So if there’s one thing we can all agree on it’s that all people smile in the same language. However, we all kn...

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Hoi An, the yellow city of Vietnam

The ancient town French photographer Réhahn’s latest collection of works titled Hoi An, the Yellow City of Vietnam, is a celebration of the uplifting beauty he sees in the town he now calls home. The fusion of cultures and architectural styles are not the only remarkable elem...

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BEST OF 2015 by Réhahn

This is a selection of 30 photos from the 30 000 photos taken by Réhahn in 2015 (Vietnam, Malaysia, India and Cuba) Find the best of Vietnam in the new book Vietnam, Mosaic of Contrasts Vol.2

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The best spots to take photos in Hoi An

  Whether you’re an amateur photographer or a professional we can all agree that when it comes to taking the best photo, we are all creatures that follow activity and light. By nature, photographers are always looking for stimulation so after five years of living in ...

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Success story between Rehahn and his model

It is during the summer of 2011 in Hoi An that it all began. Réhahn, a photographer who was at the time a tourist with great interest for Vietnam, met Bui Thi Xong, a Vietnamese woman aged 74 years old at the time of their encounter. This is the incredible story of an elder V...

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An Phuoc, a little Vietnamese with blue eyes

An Phước is seven years old. She is the youngest in her family and lives with her brother, her sister and her parents near Phan Rang. Her father and mother make a living mainly from small carpentry work and pottery. They are a modest family who have never left their home town....

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Hidden smile in Vietnam

Smiling is a global way to express emotion. It has become a widely-known sign throughout the years. But Réhahn sees past muscle-tensing. He focuses on the details that give an importance to the smile; the wrinkles around the eyelids are the traces of life left as an imprint on ...

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Réhahn’s photo book in Vietnam

If you live in Vietnam, you can find Réhahn's photo books in few places such bookstores, shops and galleries. VIETNAM, MOSAIC OF CONTRASTS (140 pages, 145 photographs ) DIMENSION: 28cm x 33cm COFFEE TABLE BOOK (2.3Kg) LANGUAGES: English and French

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15 photos that will make you want to visit Hoi An

Hội An is an ancient city located in central coast of Vietnam. This ancient town is well known for its tranquility and beautiful scenery. Besides the city traditional neighborhood and its beautiful yellow walls, Hoi An also has great beaches, green rice fields that separated b...

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A JOURNEY IN BORNEO WITH SEA GYPSIES

For many years now, Réhahn has traveled the world and has witnessed the existence of the "forgotten ones": those peoples who, despite the ravages of globalization, are trying to live according to their ancestral traditions. Just a few days ago, he went off in search of the Mal...

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THE FORGOTTEN CHILDRENS OF VIETNAM

I spend most of my time on Vietnamese roads, in the remotest areas. It is common for me to see children all by themselves, on the side of the roads. These photos are spread in multiple photo albums which can sometime make us forget that they even exist.

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INDIGO DYE IN VIETNAM

Indigo dye is a plant that produces an organic compound with a distinctive dark blue color. This plant is native of the tropics and in occurrence Vietnam. Historically, Indigo was used as a natural way of dyeing clothes fabrics in blue but in modern days it is a synthetic form o...

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93 and 81 years old in Vietnam

Lê Văn Sẻ was born on 02/02/1923 - he is 91 years old and his wife – Nguyễn Thị Lợi is 83 years old. They have been together for 63 years. Sẻ was Lợi’s first and only love at the age of 21. They are both born in the vegetable village of Trà Quế, 3 kil...

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