"During the first half of the 1950s, my father served in the U.S. Air Force and for part of that time was based in Asia, primarily on Okinawa. He had the opportunity to travel around much of the region and these photos (with a few exceptions that include him) are ones he took of the places he visited: villages on Okinawa along with Hong Kong, Manila and Macau.
While my Dad returned home and become a successful dentist, I have no doubt that he had both the eye and the spirit to have been a great photographer."These photos were taken with a Zeiss Ikon Contessa, a rangefinder with a folding Tessar f2.8/45mm lens, and were shot on 35mm Kodachrome transparency film.
|Kowloon - Hong Kong street scene - 29 Dec 53|
|Floating City Kowloon - Hong Kong - 2 Jan 54|
|Macau - Coffin at Chinese Funeral - 30 Dec 53|
|Floating City Kowloon, Hong Kong - 2 Jan 54|
|Junk at Macau - 30 Dec 53|
|Hong Kong - 1 Jan 54|
|Walled City thru gate - 2 Jan 54|
|Hong Kong - British & N. China Flags - 1 Jan 54|
|Hong Kong - We rode back to Oki in one of these planes - 3 Jan 54|
|A sand pile - 11 Apr 54|
|L-R Fumiko, Eureko, Hideko, Kazuko at Ishikawa|
|Manila pedestrians and Jeepneys - Sep 54|
|Naha Modern Buildings - July 54|
|Good View of Fruit & Vegetable Market - Naha - Sep 53|
|Naha - Sep 53|
|Shops at Kadena|
|Clowns Advertising - July 54|
|Taipei - Chiangs Headquarters - 25 Dec 53|
|"Girls" crusading for the Society of Preservation of Chastity, Morals & Birth Control|
|Macau - from old fort - 30 Dec 53|
You can visit his complete set Dad's Photos - 1950s Asia on Flickr to see the ones already uploaded.