Photographer Neil Massey spent six years living in Vietnam. Now, in his first collection of self-published zines, he captures the hidden corners of the hectic city. Welcome to “The Vietnam Collection”.
The Vietnam Collection is a comprehensive photographic account of Neil’s time in Vietnam, capturing the beauty in the everyday of Saigon’s bustling streets. Sống, Monobloc, Untitled and Bloody Chunks are divided thematically and were shot over different time frames in different cameras. Each zine explores a subculture (Bloody Chunks), or some aspect of the Vietnamese landscape that stood out to the photographer over the course of six years.
For Neil, it was fundamental that the people designing the zines lived in Vietnam. Rice Creative devised a sparse layout style that placed all emphasis on the images, unified from book to book. The 4 individual sizes are scaled evenly, with Sống’s snapshots displayed in a A5 handbook format, whereas the vivid and raw images from Bloody Chunks are formatted to a larger A3 tabloid size.