Art in Progress: Sally 2

…charcoal on stonehenge paper…as always this particular style gives me time to process in my head other things besides the drawing itself…there’s this famous painting with a caption “Ceci n’est pas une pipe” (This is not a pipe)…sometimes painting is not to affirm anything…it just is…

The Betrayal

“…On the street they call me, you Chink, you Japanese, you Chinese, you Korean, you dumb Cambodian, What the F*** are you doing here? Go home.” That’s a powerful line from ai Thavisouk’s film “The Betrayal.” Not too long ago I was at a football game at my old college. I was just walking by […]

Photos: Atlanta Asian Film Festival

Notes: Very cool to have our Laotian people (both Lao and Hmong) on center stage with a packed house, and you could feel the energy in the room when the trailer for The Betrayal was shown…yeah, slowly but surely our people’s shared story is being known worldwide. More pix coming soon.

Art: Amy 4

Amy 4 | Pen and Ink / CG …yep, sure does remind me of somebody…

Photos: Lao Heritage Foundation Fundraiser

Lao Heritage Foundation 5th Year Fundraiser | September 19, 2009 | Alexandria, VA Notes: The LHF preserves and promotes Lao culture through visual arts, dance, and music.  In addition to connecting with people I’d only “passed by” online, it was nice just being around a good selection of creative Lao folk.  Master Khaen player Bounseung Synanonh was there, along with Thavisouk […]

Atlanta Dragon Boat Festival 2009

Hong Kong Association Dragon Boat Atlanta Festival September 12, 2009 | Lake Lanier, Gainesville, GA Notes: We didn’t do so bad. Rowed in all three races and still had time to take photos.  Saturday turned out to be blazing hot, but the Vietnamese Nón lá (conical hat) beats any tattered baseball cap.  Thanks to the […]

Photos: Oak Alley Plantation

  Notes: Oak Alley Plantation near Baton Rouge, Baby ‘Bel and her baby Holga. 😀   Lovely place, but full of gnats and mosquitoes.  Man, it was sweltering that day…

New Orleans: 4 Years after Katrina

  Notes: Sunrise over the Lower Ninth Ward.  Been down to New Orleans many times, and this trip just happened to coincide with the 4th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.  In that same time period, with the now quickened pace of life, people can graduate, change their last name and have kids.  Sadly, for this area of […]

New Orleans: IR and Black and White

    Technical Notes: Got a hang somewhat of processing the SD14 RAW files for false color infrared photos.  All these random images are just from my photo walks or bike rides through New Orleans with the Sigma sans IR filter, which is turning out to be a heck of a little “ghost cam.”  Again, the quirks […]

New Orleans: Sun up to Sun down

  Notes: It will probably be a long time before New Orleans gets back to its heyday of tourists shoulder to shoulder on Bourbon Street, but I enjoy going down there because it’s different from my norm.  “…Changes in latitude, changes in attitude…” The city still holds that unique charm: antique mansions versus urban decay–creepy unsettling violence amidst […]

Art in Progress: Christine

Notes: Pencil, Pen and Ink, and then these images were taken using an old Nikon 50mm f/1.4 AI-S mounted on a Canon EOS 10D via a Fotodiox adapter (of which more pix to come…)

Photos: Stone Mountain

Notes: Was super hot walking up the mountain and we got rained on as we were almost to the top.  In typical Georgia summer fashion, it didn’t last long, and it actually made for some most pleasant weather, and of course the pools of water for the photos.  One of those situations where you think it […]

Sok Sabai

Halle Speaker Series, Luncheon Presentation | July 24, 2009 His Excellency Sichan Siv, Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations “The Challenges of US Global Leadership” Random Notes: …Just wanted to post these photos because the quality of light in the room was very nice, not the usual incandescent dungeon that most people hold […]

Photos: R&N Pre Wedding

Notes: Weather has been unusually pleasant this week, and that made me forget how much colder the mountain top can be.  Rushed the entire day, and barely made it to my spots.  Lucky for us, there was a nice couple with a truck full of friendly doggies and puppies, one of which made for a […]