A street portrait with subtle reflections from a 44 year old Plus-X negative that came from the last roll of B&W film I shot before leaving Vietnam in January, 1967. I ‘found’ this image when I collected and rescanned all of my B&W negatives from my year in Saigon last month.
I certainly got the look from the young girl — while her neighbors went on with their business unaware of my presence. I enjoyed wandering the streets of Saigon with my camera trying to capture the spirit and emotions I encountered.
My memory is a bit hazy, but I know I bought a new SLR with a 50mm lens a few months before I left Saigon so I’m sure this image was taken with that camera/lens combination. The camera was a Yashica (what did I know back then?) I use Nikons now and I still like the 50mm viewpoint and use it frequently.
I’ve been busy and haven’t had my cameras out for a few months. I must get out there and grab some new images soon — after I finish painting my home office.