Friday, July 31, 2009

MEMORIES OF SAIGON

Those who know me know that I have a passion for the arts, photography is one of those passions. When I was in Vietnam in the 60's I was stationed in Saigon. I had a rare opportunity to see and be a part of a Vietnam that most Americans in country were excluded from and had no idea that it even existed. When I had time off I often ventured into the city to shoot photos of the architecture and of the people. I have hundreds of photos and slides that have been sitting on the shelve for years. Mary Lynn and I have decided that it's time to share those images with those who were there and those who are too young to remember. These photos are not about the war but about an exotic city and her culture. To this end we are editing the photos into a coffee table book and hope to find a publisher soon. (photo has not been repaired yet)

copyright 1965 STEVE BLOOD This photo may not be reproduced in any form without written permission of STEVE BLOOD
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5 comments:

Elizabeth said...

The intervening years give a perspective on happenings - so glad that you have pictures. I vaguely remember seeing some of the slides way back when I and the children were at Mother and Dad's, but I don't remember much about them. Put me down for a copy.

Ann said...

I love your new adventure idea. Please keep me posted on the progress. I suspect you will have a good market for the book, possibly even better if the address of the author is somewhere in the West. Florida is where all of the "old" folks go who just want to sit around all day - putting together your book requires an address that is full of vitality, uniqueness, etc. Think about it!

Judy said...

I am excited about your new project. It should keep both of you very busy. We all want author signed copies. Good Luck!

Judy said...

We all want author signed copies. Good luck with this project! Aren't you glad you spent your time and money taking these pictures? And that was before digital!

Shannon said...

I loved browsing those pictures as a girl, dad. Need help with the narrative?