Every time I listen to Tuan Ngoc’s gorgeous rendition of Trinh Cong Son’s “Nho Mua Thu Ha Noi,” it urges me to do a slideshow. From Trinh’s picturesque visual lyricism to Duy Cuong’s intimate arrangement to Tuan Ngoc’s intricate yet effortless phrasing, this tune strikes a perfect balance between words, music and vocals. Imaginary and motion would add another dimension to the song and that is where I come in.
A while back, I wrote a post looking for photographers who had taken beauty shots of Ha Noi to collaborate on the piece. I contacted half a dozen of them. Since the project has no money involved, it’s understandable that none of them replied back to me even though their work will get exposure. It would also required more time from them to go out and shoot more photos to accompanied the song so it was impossible to collaborate. As a result, I abandoned the concept.
Thanks to my lovely lady who scoured the web to gather images that are suitable for the slideshow and encouraged me to pick up the project again. So this is for you, my love: “Nho Mua Thu Ha Noi.”
Disclaimer: This is a personal piece and I am not making any money off it. I really hope that the owner of the images don’t mind me using their photos.