I am often asked what Indochine (Indo-sheen) means.  The word Indochine is French for Indochina.  At the height of French colonialism French Indochina encompassed present-day Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.  I fought in the Vietnam war, what the Vietnamese call the American war, as a nineteen year old Marine Corps Sergeant.  Vietnam changed my life forever.  I have since traveled back to Vietnam for extended visits in 2004 and 2008.  It is a beautiful country and full of extraordinary people.  When I turned professional, and created my photography company in 2009, I knew that I had to name it Indochine Photography.