JavaScript is off. Please enable to view full site.

Vietnamese bloggers stage world scenes at home in playful social distancing album

Vietnamese bloggers stage world scenes at home in playful social distancing album

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 20:11 GMT+7
Vietnamese bloggers stage world scenes at home in playful social distancing album
Trung Duc (right) and Khai Quan wait for their flight at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat International Airport in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.

Two Vietnamese travel bloggers have recently caught the attention of local netizens with their photo collection capturing the duo "traveling the world" while staying put at home due to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Trung Duc and Khai Quan, both 30, transformed their home into world scenes and used them as the backdrops for their 'Lost at Home' album.

The photos were taken as travel restrictions are in place in Vietnam and across the globe, with carriers suspending most of their international services and many countries tightening immigration as a precaution against COVID-19.

However, that did not stop Duc and Quan, founders of the Wanderful Dreams blog, from tapping into their wanderlust.

While they cannot reach out to the real world, they have turned their house into a world of their own.

In their 'Lost at Home' project, the two turned every corner of their house into a concept reflecting the lands they wish to "travel" to.

Hong Kong, India, South Korea, and Egypt are just some of the many places on Earth reimagined in the duo's photoshoot.

Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit a fortune teller in India, played by Duc's mother, in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit a fortune teller in India, played by Duc's mother, in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.

Talking to Tuoi Tre (Youth)newspaper, Duc and Quan recalled that 'Lost at Home' sprang into their mind after their travel plans and photography projects had been indefinitely delayed owing to COVID-19.

Staying at home all day drove the two "insane," so they wanted to do something to satiate their thirst for travel, they explained.

It took Duc and Quan two days for the photos, including time spent drafting ideas, preparing props, and shooting, before the whole album was posted to their Facebook page on April 13.

"All shops are closed during the social distancing period so we could not buy all the things that we needed [for the photoshoot], so we made do with things available in our house," Khai Quan said.

"However, as we had earlier planned to establish a small studio at our house, we had quite enough equipment, decorations and costumes at our disposal," he added.

Vietnam went into 15 days of nationwide social distancing on April 1 as per a directive issued by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.

Increased social distancing measures are carried on in 28 provinces and cities for at least another week after April 15.

Trung Duc and Khai Quan are captured visiting Hong Kong in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are captured visiting Hong Kong in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan enjoy the beach in Thailand’s Phuket in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan enjoy the beach in Thailand's Phuket in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen taking shelter from a rain in South Korea in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen taking shelter from a rain in South Korea in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan camp overnight in the Sahara desert in Africa in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan camp overnight in the Sahara desert in Africa in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit a fortune teller in India, played by Duc’s mother, in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit a fortune teller in India, played by Duc’s mother, in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen riding a train to Raohe night market in Taiwan’s Taipei in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen riding a train to Raohe night market in Taiwan's Taipei in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen visiting Tibet in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen visiting Tibet in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit the Amazon rainforest in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan visit the Amazon rainforest in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan read books while lying on a hammock in the middle of a forest in Indonesia’s Bali in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan read books while lying on a hammock in the middle of a forest in Indonesia's Bali in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen enjoying the cherry blossom season at Ueno Park in Japan’s Tokyo in their imaginary ‘Lost at Home’ photo collection in which they staged their house into world scenes.
Trung Duc and Khai Quan are seen enjoying the cherry blossom season at Ueno Park in Japan's Tokyo in their imaginary 'Lost at Home' photo collection in which they turned their house into world scenes.
The bitter truth revealed: Trung Duc and Khai Quan are only practicing social distancing at their home in Vietnam.
The bitter truth revealed: Trung Duc and Khai Quan are only practicing social distancing at their home in Vietnam.

Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter to get the latest news about Vietnam!

Tuoi Tre News

More

Read more

;

Photos

VIDEOS

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta celebrates spring with ‘hat boi’ performances

The art form is so popular that it attracts people from all ages in the Mekong Delta

Vietnamese youngster travels back in time with clay miniatures

Each work is a scene caught by Dung and kept in his memories through his journeys across Vietnam

Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Latest news