I was strolling around on the market of Lê Bin in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam, when this lovely old man caught my attention. He was sitting behind a little wooden table, selling his lottery tickets. The lottery seems to be very popular in Vietnam, and several people stopped to buy one or more tickets.
In my eyes, these people were just buying hope to become rich.
When I asked this man permission to take his picture, he smiled in such a lovely way that his eyes disappeared completely. I waited until he was again occupied with his lottery tickets to make the photo I was looking for.