Griffopix News

01st March 2013
New gallery VIETNAM:
- Images taken in January/February 2013 on a journey from the northern highlands bordering China to the Mekong Delta in the south. It was our second visit to the country. Liz and I travelled to Hanoi overland from China 42 years ago just as the war was drawing to a close.

Asked how he was capable of getting such amazing images, photojournalist Arthur Fellig long ago replied “Simple. f/8 and be there.” Since that time this simple statement has become the mantra of every documentary cameraman, be they Fleet Street snapper, photojournalist or travel photographer. The late, great, war photographer Larry Burrows used it in Hong Kong's FCC when he was bothered by an American hackette pressing him to know what camera he used -- as if that was the secret. Larry was killed when his helicopter was shot down over Laos not long after.

Larry Burrows