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About Orient Expression
This 12″ x 12″ 110 page photo book presents a personal expression of my journey to four nations in southeast Asia generally known as Indochina; a land with a long history whose people have faced brutal wars and invading armies for generations.
As a teenager, I grew up dreading the day I would be drafted and called to fight a bloody battle against Chinese communists in a distant land. I was not a killer. I did not believe in the war. I was prepared to leave my Florida home and flee to Canada where I could avoid what I perceived would be certain and horrific death. To my great relief, the draft was repealed just as I was turning 18 and the Vietnam war ended. Deep rooted fears of being killed in Vietnam, augmented by media and films such as “Apocalypse Now”, had framed my perception of Indochina. Other than in my nightmares, I never imagined I would visit Indochina, never mind go to Vietnam. Forty years had passed since the Vietnam War. I began to see travel brochures of mystical ruins and indigenous people from Indochina. My fears faded and my curiosity grew. I decided to go… as a tourist.
This is my story of a discovered culture told with photographs of colorful landscapes, ancient ruins, Buddhist monks, ethnic tribes, and rural village people blended together with a glimpse at modern life. In addition to beautiful color photographs, the book is packed with cultural information about the numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites I visited and a few tips for the travel photographer.
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This book is a 12″ x 12″ hard bound print on demand book from Blurb. Your options are:
1. Standard Edition. Get it Fast! Best price (subject to current pricing), buy directly from Blurb. Standard “perfect” binding.
Price: $135 (subject to change).
2. Signature Edition. Same as Standard Edition but have it signed by Sam. A little extra cost for book to ship to Sam, be signed, and forward to you.
3. Collector’s Fine Art Edition. A limited edition printing on seamless page spreads with a lay-flat binding. Hard cover lay-flat pages printed on heavy photo paper, seamless page spreads, Certificate of Authenticity, plus a signed 8.5″ x 11″ giclee print.