“Sojourner to Stoner: The Photographs “is my impression of Southeast Asia in the 1970s. I spent over a year as an officer in the U.S. Army in South Korea and close to two years traveling throughout Asia, first as a backpacker and later as a Hippie (yippee-ki-yay).
“The Photographs” are a companion piece to my written book, called with great imagination: “Sojourner to Stoner: The Journal”
I have documented a time, the 1970s, before the all-pervading Western culture (sex, drugs, and rock and roll) and The Economic Miracle changed Asia irrevocably.
The book portrays the lives of ordinary people and their unique cultures, religions and traditional ways of life.
The Asia of Conrad and Maughan is gone, and the war-torn Asia of Vietnam will also pass.
This is my time-capsule vision of Asia, a bright shining light from a galaxy far far away that has already disappeared.