Photographed by Fokion Zissiadis, Text by Alex Sheal
This stunning photographic volume is the permanent record of a long discovery trip into Vietnam's lost outposts.
Over two trips in the north, in spring and autumn 2016, Fokion Zissiadis covered some 6,000 kilometers of road, track and trail, and rocky mountains, close to Vietnam's far northern frontier. These epic extremes of the Vietnamese landscapes have resisted generations of invaders across the centuries and are home to an incredible humanity.
The photographs in this collection show us a Vietnam known only to those following less-traveled paths. Faced with the landscapes, we experience human life at the threshold of nature; faced with the people, we feel as close as we might get without meeting them. But even then, it takes a special eye to give us the view as if we're standing right there and to rediscover the beauty and the value right around us.
A man who has achieved a lot in life, Fokion Zissiadis is an architect, builder, and entrepreneur who has built one of the most amazing resorts in Europe. At this stage of his life, the Greek photographer has started to travel all over the world--Africa, Iceland, India--looking for the unseen side of the most remote landscapes and people of the planet.
This stunning volume comes in a protective box.
About The Author
Fokion Zissiadis first took an interest in photography during his years as an architecture student and gradually developed more personal, interpretative views of the landscapes he sought to capture. Alex Sheal's stories have featured in the New York Times, Huffington Post, and many other publications, and he has been the recipient of the David Higham Award and the New Writer Novella Prize.