Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2018

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2018 October 21, 2018  | La Mansion Event Hall  |  Chamblee, GA Thanks to everyone who posed for pretty pictures! 🙂  This will be different than my normal event recap posts, this will be more of a rolling image post, with pictures in no particular order!  Download and […]

Dragon Con Parade 2018 Photos

Atlanta, GA | September 1, 2018 | Another fun year at one of Atlanta’s best traditions–the Annual Dragon Con Parade! Where you can celebrate all sorts of fandom!

Nikon 105mm 1.4E Review

So I finally added the Nikon 105mm 1.4 to my portrait kit.  I’d been using the Nikon 85mm 1.4D and 105mm 2.8 Micro VR for years now, but decided that this modern lens (introduced in summer 2016) is another magical lens in the Nikkor lineup.  After a few test shoots with friends, I would have […]

Cosplay Portraits

Some of my favorite cosplay portraits from over the years: MomoCon, Dragon Con, Anime Weekend Atlanta, Cosplayers on Ice, etc!

Lao New Year: Wat Sattha Dhamma | Habersham County, GA

May 13, 2018 | Alto, GA Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I draw, I take pictures! I’ve been covering events and documenting the multi ethnic Asian Pacific Islander community here in Georgia since 2004! Feel free to share with the links below. Thanks to all for posing for photos! All […]

Springtime on Arabia Mountain

Lovely day for a walk and picnic on Arabia Mountain.  This time of year the diamorpha smallii are in bloom.  These tough and fleshy plants with the red leaves grow in the shallow sandy soil.  In order to sound smart, I copied that from the information sign that you pass on the way up the […]

GAPABA 5th Annual Gala

Event Photography for the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association 5th Annual Gala at the Georgia Aquarium

“Old” Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera still a good tool in 2018?

Yes, I think so!  The first BMPCC is a camera I use for BTS shots due to the no record limit and ease of grading the Pro Res.  The new Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K was announced on 4-9-2018 with an anticipated ship date of this September (let’s hope!) but I still like the […]

Nikon Df “Review” and Sample Images

I wanted this camera since Nikon announced it back in late 2013.  Its high price and quirky ergonomics was definitely polarizing amongst internet photographers back then.  For me though, I shoot so many camera brands, makes, and models, that at the end of the day I see every tool as having some value or strength.  […]

Miss Laotian American Pageant 2018

Event Photography of the 1st Annual Miss Laotian American Pageant. Norcross Community Center, April 1, 2018. Thanks to all the contestants and volunteers for contributing and giving back to the community.

Anamorphic Atlanta in the Autumn :)

Some examples of the still photography I’ve been doing around town with my Nikon and ISCO Anamorphic lens combo. I’ve always loved the 2.39:1 aspect ratio of my favorite movies.

TEA Walk 2017

Event Coverage of the 13th Annual CPACS Together Empowering All Walk | Doraville, GA

Anamorphic: Anime Weekend Atlanta 2017

A quick stop at AWA 2017 with my anamorphic lens produced some wide screen cosplay portraits! Thanks to all the nice people that took the time to pose and chat with us!

Anamorphic: Athens, GA

My first testings with the ISCO 2x Anamorphic Ultra Star projection lens, used for wide screen cinematic portraits!

Dragon Con 2017 Photos Set 1

Dragon Con 2017 Saturday Photos Set 1 Another great time at Dragon Con this year. I was only able to attend on Saturday, but the weather was amazing. Thanks to all the cosplayers who posed! I’ll be updating all the names in the captions when I get a chance! If I’m missing someone, please send […]

Final Round 20

Annual FGC Tournament in Atlanta, celebrating its 20th year! Thanks to everyone who posed for photos! Event coverage by Boon Vong.

3em Concert: The Remix

3em Entertainment Concert: The Remix | Sept. 17, 2016 | Hall, Norcross, GA
Featuring: Khac Viet, Nhom The Men, Luong Bich Huu, Hang Bingboong, Luong Viet Quang, James JayEnvy

Dragon Con 2016 Photos

Dragon Con 2016 Photos and Portraits | Sept 2, 2016 | Atlanta, GA

Notes: Another fun time at this year’s con.  Thanks to all the talented and nice folks that posed for pictures! My personal favorites are fabulous Captain Planet and Lil’ Kratos!! 🙂

3em 6th Anniversary Concert

Featuring: Cao Thai Son, Nhu Y, Huong Tram, Bui Anh Tuan, Thuy Ni, The Tuong, Trung Cang Band
Photos by: Boon V. and Phalatda T.

Spring Concert

3-26-2016 | Featuring Manith and Dragonfly | Santa Fe, Duluth, GA

Made with Mischief: Microsoft Surface Pro as a Drawing Tablet

About a year ago I finally found a great digital sketchbook setup that I feel comfortable using:  a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and the Mischief drawing program.  It is pressure sensitive with the included pen (which requires no charging) and the graphics program supports layers.  The most unique thing about this program is that it […]