Neil Massey is a British Documentary Photographer currently based in Saigon, Vietnam. Before relocating to Asia he lived in London, where he worked as a editorial photographer specialising in music and youth sub-cultures. A recurring theme and subject which he has been photographing ever since. Since moving to Vietnam Neil has been interested in documenting the country's young demographic and the effects of the Vietnam's rapid growth on its people.
Neil recently set up Sirius with Julia Massey which specialises in producing human interest short films.
Towards the end of 2013 Neil embarked on a photo project with Unicef Vietnam, documenting Unicef's essential work which includes the supply of clean water and immunisations for disadvantaged children in the Mekong Delta. In Vietnam's central highlands Neil photographed Unicef's work with the ethnic minority communities, children who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and other preventable symptoms. This series of photos resulted in a book and exhibition.
For the past 18 months he has been shooting a personal project 'Bloody Chunks' about the Vietnamese underground metal scene, a small but dedicated hard core of individuals creating death / grindcore / brutal and raw black metal music for an equally spirited group of aficionados.
He has just won 1st Prize in the PDN Music Moments Contest 2013 with a selection of these Vietnamese metal photos, which will be exhibited at the SXSW 2014 Film and Music Festival.
Neil's 'Bloody Chunks series has also just been shortlisted for the Fotofilmic 2014 Global Film Photography publication and curation platform dedicated to photographers working with film as a medium.