About the Book
Journey Back to Vietnam is a photographic dairy of my first visit since my family had to leave in April of 1975, one week before the Vietnam war ended.
My family settled in Seattle and became successful in their lives and careers.
After living in Seattle for 33 years, my wife and I along with my Mom, brother, his wife and their friends made the 12 hour flight to Saigon to be reintroduced to relatives and family members born after we left.
Returning to Vietnam as an adult was to view and photograph the history of my unknown past.
The layout is central located in Saigon with trip to Ben Tre and My Tho, Phan Thiet-Mui Ne and back to Can Tho. The transition pictures are from cities to villages denoted by the movement of vehicle, bridge or sunset.
As a professional pilot based in Seattle, Long spends most of his time crisscrossing the western United States in a diverse group of aircraft. Whether flying high above in a corporate jet, or down low in the cockpit of a seaplane, Long spends a lot of time in the air with more than 12,000 hours of flying experience. Flying full time provides him the opportunity to capture unusual views of the landscape, spectacular weather formations and other fresh perspectives few photographers ever experience. A self taught photographer, Long’s philosophy is to keep the image true to its original and to find the beauty in the subject. He likes to keep images clean, crisp and simple so they can tell the story in a single look. From stunning views of cloud formations over Mt. Rainier to cityscapes and abstract desert formations, Long Nguyen’s airborne camera gives us all a chance to experience his unique perspective on the landscape.