Unidle Hands

Category: Spontaneous Moments


Photo and caption by Cole Hofstra

As I approached this elderly man working away in the fields he seemed shy of my camera. I motioned to him that I would like to take a photograph, after some dispute with an obvious language barrier he went back to work. After taking the images I climbed into the murky water and showed him how I had captured his hands. He lit up with excitement and motioned as to offer to take my photo! Without hesitation I handed off my gear and began planting shoots of rice. The image of myself standing knee deep in the rice paddy will for ever be a part of me.

Location: near Ha Noi Vietnam


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