French photographer looks for colors of the night in Vietnam

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Sébastien Laval from Poitiers in western France started capturing the beauty of Vietnamese cities in 2007.
Laval has described the yellow and red lights on Vietnamese streets as “poetic,” adding that they make cities like Hue and Hanoi much more vivid and lively at night compared to many places in France. 
Some critics have not been impressed, saying his pictures fail to provide any spectacular and unconventional views of the cities.
But for Laval, showing parts of life that might often be taken for granted is his goal.
Judge for yourself by checking out his exhibitions from April 14 to 24 at Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi, and from April 29 to May 4 at MGallery La Residence Hue Hotel & Spa. Entrance is free.
 The rail track running between houses in Hanoi is a source of inspiration for Laval.
 Laval's shot of a low-income neighborhood in Hanoi. Photo courtesy of Tuoi Tre
A shot outside a house in Hanoi.
A night shot in Hue
 Hue's ancient structures under the street light

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