• Julian Barrett

Updated: Jun 12, 2020



Outside, the late summer sun was beginning to set and he felt a cool breeze through the open zipper of his green and brown bush jacket. He looked across the tarmac of the hotel car park, the silent timber yard across the road, wisps of cloud like red hair in a blue stream. Perhaps it was the peculiar crystalline light. Or the eight or so beers he’d managed to tuck away in the short time he’d been there. As he approached the black Super Snipe he feinted, one way and then the next, his hands coming up instinctively clasping an invisible oval. The memory of running barefoot so potent that he could feel the paddock, the soft cold clods, beneath his feet. Then his head filled the passenger side window of the Humber with a pair of ears, a gregarious mouth and dark tousled curls. The heavy door swung open and he slid across the oxblood upholstery and under the wheel. He didn’t care for the poncey hat or the itchy black serge of his uniform, but he bloody loved that car...



Bush Sick Land. Chapter One, p.11

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  • Julian Barrett

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Khuya is an old Vietnamese word meaning ‘very late at night'. It's a word with certain romantic allusions, especially when applied to the streets of Hanoi. This series of photographs was shot between 2015 and 2018, always after midnight and before dawn. It was in part inspired by the impressionistic street photography of Brassai and of his endless walks around his adopted home of Paris in the 1930s.


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4. On The Corner of Trang Tien, 2:35

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6. A Wedding Tent

7. A famiy sleeps on Long Bien bridge, summer

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12. A blind flute player performs on the street

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19. Inside a Parking Garage

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  • Julian Barrett

Updated: Feb 28, 2020

Khuya is an old Vietnamese word meaning ‘very late at night'. It's a word with certain romantic allusions, especially when applied to the streets of Hanoi. This series of photographs was shot between 2015 and 2018, always after midnight and before dawn. It was in part inspired by the impressionistic street photography of Brassai and of his endless walks around his adopted home of Paris in the 1930s.



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22. A street walker stands beneath an old city gate

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24. The Presidential Palace In The Rain

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29. A Passing Car

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31. The Frog

32. Somewhere in Hoan Kiem

33. A restaurant is open late

34. A Butcher Smokes Thuoc Lao

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38. Vong Thi Pagoda

39. The Lion, Thuy Khue

40. Tam Quat, Massage

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