Think of a small, busy street in another country. You probably just imagined a narrow road full of pedestrians and cars, with motorbikes darting in and out. In Vietnam, those motorbikes are iconic part of their culture. Because of its cities’ small streets and high population densities, the bikes are a perfect form of transportation.
But they aren’t just for getting around. Photographer Hans Kemp was able to see their importance first-hand. He was in the country before the Vietnamese New Year, and the streets were bustling, full of motorbikes.
Even though the motorbikes are useful, they’re also dangerous. They offer little protection, the drivers are aggressive and balancing an entire stack of bottles or boxes can definitely distract a driver. Nonetheless, it’s an impressive talent.