Brett Skarbakka | Hanoi, Vietnam

Short bio…

I spent many years traveling and living in different parts of the world before attending the MFA program at Hunter college. Living in New York was a launching point to embark on a new documentary project in Vietnam, where I have lived for the last five years.

You shoot film because…

As the topic of my series relates to history and memory in the war ravaged areas of Laos and Vietnam, film has offered me the texture and suggestion of nostalgia that digital doesn’t quite achieve. Using an older TLR feels like holding a piece of the past in my hands, a step closer to connecting with my subjects.

Your photography feels like….

A slow meditation on landscapes that hold indescribable ghosts just under the surface.