Innocuous Glimpses . . . Surreal Circumstances
For almost as long as I can remember I have wanted to have a camera handy. When I went to Vietnam in 1968 I figured my twin lens reflex would be too cumbersome and 120 film would be hard to find, so I purchased an inexpensive 35mm Agfa rangefinder camera. You didn't really visually focus the camera but, instead, more or less guessed the distance and set a dial on the front of the camera. The technical quality was only fair under the best of conditions and went downhill fast when photographing from a moving vehicle.
I recently came across these images while searching for photographs to send to an old pal from the 199th Light Infantry Brigade. They are not my usual style and were never intended for the public, but, after viewing them with the objectivity that 30 plus years can bring, I decided I liked some of them . There are no war stories, gore, or political statements here; only quick glimpses of the things that I found fascinating in a place and time that, to me, never seemed quite real.
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Woman on Hwy 1
Street And Smog
Tents, Monsoon Rain
Village, Barbed Wire
Bunker & Wire
All Text and Images © Joe Miller, 2008