Life is becoming more and more developed, modern and urbanized; Magnificent buildings or bustling cities twinkling with more and more lights. But those were not luxuries and rarity. The prosperous life in the city sometimes makes people feel suffocated, rushed and want to find peaceful moments, the slow lifestyle of a countryside.
Where the peaceful countryside has bamboo ramparts whispering in the wind, shepherd children herding buffaloes, banyan trees in water wells have become an endless source of inspiration for writers, poets and even photographers.
Invite readers to join Special68 to admire the expensive frames of the Northern countryside by photographer Tran Quang Hieu.
Currently, the life of Vietnamese villages has been increasingly influenced and renewed by urbanization, so it is more or less no longer between the rustic and simple features as before. Tran Quang Hieu’s photographic images conveyed to readers are becoming more precious than ever.
The images of bare children bathing in the river, herds of buffalo leisurely in the fragrant rice fields of young sticky rice, or fluttering paper kites… have created a peaceful and poetic Vietnamese countryside. Perhaps those images have become part of the beautiful memories of those who were born and raised in the countryside.
The image of a Vietnamese village always brings a feeling of peace and comfort in the soul, a scene that makes people want to return to the place called “homeland” wherever they go. The images conveyed to readers are considered a symbol of a peaceful village, surely when seeing these images, everyone’s heart is filled with nostalgia.
The beauty of the countryside is expressed through everyday life, through the beauty of labor and the most simple things.
Vietnamese villages are shrinking and disappearing day by day, maybe in the future they will no longer see these simple images but instead of high-rise buildings, companies, factories .. .
With many generations of Vietnam, if you have ever lived and had a childhood associated with the image of a village, enjoy a peaceful life by the village’s bamboo rampart, have a cool bath with your friends every summer afternoon, live In your mother’s lullaby, you are a very lucky person.
Thank you to photographer Tran Quang Hieu for bringing Special68 a peaceful and worthwhile space of a simple countryside but becoming rare in today’s modern life.