Photography : Laurent WEYL    

Hanoï – Vietnam – december 2007 Interior. Exterior. Is a private life possible when shop and lounge form a single space - one that is entirely open to the street? Only the old metal gates, held together by precarious padlocks, allow for some semblance of privacy at nightfall. By day, the place is stripped bare: modesty is not an option. People live, eat, work and relax in the lounge, on the footpath - either / or - the two are ineluctable. ( more ...)