Monthly Archives: September 2007

My War – Part VIII – Vietnam Memories 4

Scarlet Experiments 23 The final installment of my recollections of my time in Vietnam during that war. Communications Home. I’m a fairly decent and reliable letter-writer. Or at least I was in pre-email days. Nowadays the vast majority of my … Continue reading

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My War – Part VII – Vietnam Memories 3

I continue recollections of my 1969-70 months at USARV HQ on the Long Binh Army base in South Vietnam. Combat. The whole point of being in Long Binh was to avoid combat, right? Well, almost. From time to time the … Continue reading

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My War – Part VI – Vietnam Memories 2

American National Ballet, Duluth, October 2004Romeo and Juliet Continuing recollections of my time at Long Binh, Vietnam, 1969-70. As with yesterday’s post, memories are episodic and disjointed. Location. Long Binh was in a defoliated area northeast of Saigon. I’ve always … Continue reading

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My War – Part V – Vietnam Memories

I continue recollections of “My War,” with today’s installment regarding the year actually spent in Vietnam falling on the day Ken Burns’s “The War” begins appearing on PBS. Memories of the year, 1969-70, spent in South Vietnam, mostly on the … Continue reading

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Are Photographers Like Old Shoes?

Angelique 1-14 Meg and I had our most recent session yesterday, number fourteen or so in our four-year relationship. Some pics from that will find there way here shortly. For those who have never established a long-term relationship with a … Continue reading

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My War – Part IV – Arrival in Vietnam

My Friend Bill I continue here the experiences in “my war,” the Vietnam War. Following my AIT and “certification” as an Army Secretary-Stenographer, promotion to Specialist 4 rank, and a brief leave, in April 1969 I went to Fort Leavenworth, … Continue reading

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My War – Part III – AIT

Fabric Play 4 I continue here the experiences in “my war,” the Vietnam War, now entering the Advanced Individual Training (“AIT”) phase prior to serving in Vietnam. I had re-upped for an additional year in the Army in order to … Continue reading

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My War – Part II – Basic Training

Liesl 14 I continue here the experiences in “my war,” the Vietnam War, now moving from university graduate to inductee enduring two months of basic training c/o the United States Army. (Of course, all this will seem somewhat strange to … Continue reading

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My War – Part I

Sarah 33 With this post we enter a new era. I’m discontinuing the practice of adding new photos as a chronological sequence of my models as I photographed them, since that sequence has now reached sessions already reported in earlier … Continue reading

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2007 Minnesota State Fair

Sharing I’ve said it before: the State Fair is a photographic target-rich environment. You just need to keep your eye out for opportunities. (Click the image to see a larger version.) ——————– We are now in the run-up to the … Continue reading

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