An old blog post . . .
Eddie Adams – Marine Corps Combat Photographer
While serving as a young Marine, in Vietnam 1967-68, I had the opportunity to meet a number of Combat Photographers, both military and civilian. Even then I was envious—they were seeing and photographing the whole war, I was only experiencing a small piece of it. And they had some bitch’n cameras: Most were carrying the relatively new Nikon F SLR (usually 2 or 3); a few were still shooting with the venerable Leica M-3. Probably 80% of the images were taken in B&W (at least early in the war when I was there) with Kodak Tri-X 400 print film.
If I had a do-over in life what would it be? This isn’t about how I would change myself, because I’m not really convinced we can do that. I could be wrong of course, but I think we are pretty much who…
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