I arrived in Vietnam early in 1966 and was there for fifteen months, stationed at MACV headquarters in Saigon as a draftsman. I explored Saigon, the people, their dress, their food, all were new, amazing and wonderful, even in that time of war. Wanting to record these memories I bought an Asahi Pentax Spotmatic.
"Saigon 1966" is a look back in time, resurrecting my old slides and memories.
Having been an artist most of my life, my approach to photography is through fine art. I studied photography at Cal State Northridge with Roger Brown, I learned how to see in depth. I went on to Cal Arts where I received a BFA. Photography was a means to document my art, until one day I picked up a digital Leica. A camera that not encumbered with a lot of settings, I remembered the pleasure of photography.
family, friends and strangers Published September 30, 2013
elusive self Published August 09, 2013
pinhole Published August 08, 2013
Barbara and John's Wedding Published July 16, 2013
Saigon 1966 Published February 28, 2013