Vietnam War Veterans - USA Oct 2017

I spent 4 weeks shooting in the USA in Oct-Nov 2017. It was veterans day on the 10th of November and I was asked by Kiosk to shoot a series of war veteran portraits for a Marin County based publication.  A nice feature was published on veterans day. I've chosen a few of The Vietnam War Veterans that were part of the process to show below. These gentlemen have now become part of a larger longer-term project which is currently under development.  It was an absolute pleasure to work with all the veterans. A one day shoot turned into a week due to the volume of volunteers...so many moving stories. No matter your personal, political and subjective views of war or a particular war. You can't fail to be humbled by people's personal sacrifice at times of conflict. Ultimately the cost of war is everyday regular people...either dead or damaged. It's a sad reality of the human condition...