Wednesday 1st April 2020 at midnight. That's when Hanoi and all other localities in Vietnam entered a more stringent lockdown-like social distancing phase. The idea is that each family isolates itself from other families, one village from other villages, one province from other provinces.
In the week or so leading up to that moment, I decided to take my camera out a few more times to document the neighborhood where I live. The goal was to finally make some of the photos I'd visualized many times before. These buildings, streets and alleys are a familiar sight. I walk and bike around this area on a daily basis. I knew where to go and what to do to get the images I had in my mind.
While my Hanoi photo project, consisting of Hanoi Skin, Under The Skin and Hanoi Reflection, is actually complete, I consider the photos in this journal post as an unforeseen addendum to that project.