The images dance as if in motion, not so much stopping time as stretching it before our eyes. A world of intention beats in pictures of a fishnet flung against the wind, a mallet about to strike wood or a lone cyclist balancing dozens of baskets. The photographer's 21st-century lens sometimes echoes the lyrics of Vietnamese folk verse and the words of poets long gone. Timeless Vietnam presents a bit of this poetry, too. This collection will stand out in a marketplace dominated by books on wartime Vietnam.