The Breathing Hour

Essay 382 • Apr 4th 2019

The Breathing Hour is a collection of street photographs from the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh in Vietnam. Teeming with activity, the alleys and expanses offer in equal measure subjects of individuality and crowd. This collection is an engagement with, and an observation of, individuals and their group dynamics. The title is a reference to the shift between these two states; being gathered, being scattered, like breath.


Chris da Canha is a 29 year-old skateboarder and photographer from Durban, South Africa, living in Seoul, South Korea. Working in fashion and editorial photography, Chris spends his free time walking the streets thin, hunting the odd and beautiful moments to which they are home.
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