“Send me things in the mail. Wherever you go, I don’t care where you go, just send me something in the mail from where you are.” —Wallace Berman, as quoted in Wallace Berman: Support the Revolution by Tosh Berman et al
MAR/MAY13. Arrivals in San Diego.
Minneapolis-based artist, David Eric Ball.
I met David while we were both living in Vietnam and I have always been an admirer of his work. http://www.etsy.com/shop/davidball?ref=seller_info
Geoff, Martin, Tom, and Janet. DEC08. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Janet, Tom. DEC08. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Eric (James Bond), and Jessy (in drag). DEC08. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Liem in red. DEC08. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Sam.09. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
It was “wings” night, but I think it was really “beer” night. Sam. 09. Ho Chi Minh CIty, Vietnam.
A Friday night dinner at Le Jardin with the freakiest of them all. Sam. 09. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
A tiny Zambian in her element. 09. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
An unforgettable trip to Laos with a friend, the kind of trip that makes you feel like you couldn’t return with anyone else. It was an emotionally resonant experience; someone entering your life too late and leaving it too early. It is my favorite picture I’ve ever taken of a friend. I call this the iconic photo. To me at the time, she was half-in, half-out of my life and the picture represents that.
A friend leaving Saigon in 2010. Here he is caught being pensive at his goodbye party. He’s probably thinking what we all think once we make that final decision to go: “What the hell am I doing?! Am I sure I want to leave? Am I going to be happy where I’m going?” And I never noticed this shot until tonight, about two years later, as I’m going through my photos. Makes me wish I would’ve noticed that night and asked him if he was alright. Saigon. 2010. (Canon 550D, Canon EFS Lens 18-135mm)
A friend leaving Saigon in 2010 and doesn’t look that torn up about it. (Canon 550D, Canon EFS Lens 18-135mm)
Farewell, friends. Saigon. AUG10. (Canon 550D, Canon EFS Lens 18-135mm)
The definition of love. Saigon. (Canon 550D, Canon EFS Lens 18-135mm)