As a Vietnam based photographer for almost 20 years, I’ve had the opportunity to shoot photography for Forbes off and on in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi for the last 10 years. I am regularly commissioned to carry out high profile portrait photography for the cover of Forbes Asia or for articles.
This time I was contacted to shoot portraits in Ho Chi Minh City for their upcoming Forbes 30 Under 30 feature magazine. The creative team at Forbes came up with a really nice art direction for the whole series of portraits that were to be shot all over Asia. I was tasked with shooting the photos in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
The Forbes 30 Under 30 is an annual list of the world’s top young entrepreneurs, innovators, and game changers. The creative guide the Forbes team provided was really interesting in the art direction, with blending of colors as well as more traditional dramatic portraits.
Here is the some of the art direction they provided me for this shoot.
My editor introduced me to the people I will be taking photos which were the co-founders of crypto video game Axie Infinity. Nguyen Thanh Trung is the CEO of Axie infinity and Tu Doan is the art director and game designer. Axie Infinity is a huge game in crypto gaming and was the top company in the sector during the 20-21 bull run in the crypto space.
The challenge for my shoot was that I needed to shoot 2 people together in a portrait as well as separate with multiple lighting and posing setups and it all had to be done in 1 hour.
Overall, it is always a great challenge and opportunity to shoot these types of photography projects here in Asia, as I really enjoy talking to the subjects and getting them to come out of their shell to show their personalities.
If your company is looking for a Ho Chi Minh City Photographer or a Ho Chi Minh City Videographer to update your company’s photography or produce a brand film of your operations please do not hesitate to contact us.