As I looked through the photos I took during the three weeks I spent in Vietnam I noticed this overall feeling of longing and distraction. It felt like there was this longing to be somewhere else. To escape. To live a life they couldn't obtain. there was this overwhelming influence from the outside, from the knockoff american products they sold in the markets to the pop culture influences that were evident throughout the culture. it feels like a country looking for an identity. "Shopping in Paris" (logo on the shirt of the girl) represents that longing for escape... to be anywhere but present.