Atlanta – 2022-03-16

 Asian Justice Rally – Break The Silence | Justice for Asian WomenGeorgia Freight Depot | Atlanta, GA | March 16, 2022 https://www.breakthesilence.day/On the 1-year Anniversary of the Atlanta Shooting, a coalition of Asian American non-profit organizations, elected officials and community leaders gathered at the Georgia Capitol to rally, centering the message on #StopAAPIHate and #JusticeforAAPIWomen. […]

Photo Shoot – 2022-03-13 – Lotus Petals Dance Group

Thanks to the lovely ladies of the Lotus Petals Dance Group for wanting photos! Here are a few BTS from a fun short shoot on a crazy cold weekend in Atlanta.  What’s going on with this weather lately.  Also thanks for the doughnut! 🙂 I’ve been playing Elden Ring non stop for two weeks now, […]

International Women’s Day – IWF Georgia

International Women’s Forum Georgia3rd Annual International Women’s Day Forum Georgia Pacific | Atlanta, GA | 2022-03-03 Mar. 8 is International Women’s Day and the GA Chapter of the International Women’s Forum hosted a symposium on the 3rd to raise awareness about women in the U.S. and worldwide. https://tinyurl.com/yv7pkumy #breakthebias IWF GA is using its voice and […]

Springtime in Atlanta

Big thanks to Jenny and Vivian for coming out for a quick photoshoot on Saturday!  It wasn’t as hot and humid as it was on Thursday and the sunlight was diffused behind a bunch of clouds.  I wanted to use the Lunar New Year lanterns at Atlantic Station before they were taken down at the […]

Spring in Georgia – 2-23-24-2022

Tuesday morning was cold and rainy but that made for some nice photos.  Today though was crazy hot and it seems everything bloomed overnight.  So here’s what I got from my normal drives and walkabouts.  As you can see most of these spots are just simple non fancy places you can get to from the […]

Photo Hangout: Norcross Cherry Trees – 2022-02-21

Thanks to Claudia, Byung, and Jazz for coming out to take pictures with the flowering okame cherry trees in downtown Norcross.  The petals don’t last long so I’m definitely glad when I can get a shoot in during peak colors. Rain was predicted for this day so we only had about a one hour window.  […]

Sunday Funday – 2022-02-20

Sunday started off really cold but I wanted to take advantage of the morning light.  No real plan on this day, just head out of the house with random cameras that I don’t use often, and be a tourist in our own area. I had two frames left on the Fuji Instax wide and at […]

Chin National Day 2022 and Miss CND – Atlanta

74th Chin National Day February 19, 2022 | Gujarati Samaj | Tucker, GA Thanks again for the invite to CND.  I had a great time covering the event.  I feel like my main goal is to always paint the prettiest picture for the various Asian community events here in metro Atlanta.  There’s so much to […]

Spring in Georgia – 2022-02-15

It’s still a bit chilly for me, but the first trees that I normally use for photos bloomed late last week.  While I was out location scouting I remembered this time of year would be good to get product shots of my photo books and products in the natural environment that I shot the original […]

Photo Hangout – 2022-02-13

Sunday was fun!  Thanks to CBHS Theatre Dept for letting me see the dress rehearsal for their current show “Steel Magnolias.” I think it’s so cool that these multi talented kids enjoy doing something as a creative group.  I can’t recall young me ever wanting to be at school, especially on a weekend. 😉  If […]

Spring in Georgia – 2022-02-12

Some photos with just one camera riding around Doraville and Chamblee on a Saturday.  Here’s hoping the cold weather is out of here for good.  These lovely pink trees are usually the first to bloom in our area, along with daffodils.  The sunset colors were very nice at the airport as well. Camera: Nikon D50 […]

Fuji vs Sigma vs Nikon Color w/ Angel’s Macarons ♥

Thanks to my little/not so little ♥Angel♥ for the homemade macarons!  Too pretty to eat so I thought it would be a good opportunity to do some product photography showing what you can get with a few of my cameras–the ones that I personally think produce the nicest starting color right out of camera.  The […]

Olympus Stylus Epic Zoom 170 Roll 1&2 w/ Fujifilm Superia 400

So here are some photos from two rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400 shot with my Olympus Stylus Zoom.  I got this camera from a friend years ago and it just sat on the shelf.  It’s funny how in the midst of a film shortage in 2022 I thought it would be neat to roll around […]

Photo Outing – 02-06-2022 – Caffeine and Octane and Dragon Dance

Sunday was no real plan, just stop by a few events, drive around and shoot some film. Was late to the monthly Caffeine and Octane car show, but there were a few unique cars left that were worthy of a few frames of precious film.  We also stopped by to see the Lion and Dragon […]

Photo Hangout – 01-29-2022

Thanks to Vivian, Mina, Vinie, and Sean for coming over to hang out and take pictures! And of course thanks to everyone for braving the cold for the short outside portion.  It was a crazy 32 degrees on Saturday, but felt much colder. Shoots like this that have no specific goal in mind, I usually […]

Miss Vietnam Georgia 2022 – VAC-GA Tet – 01-30-2022

Miss Vietnam Georgia Pageant and Lunar New Year Celebration Vietnamese American Community of Georgia Space Ballroom | Norcross, GA | January 30, 2022 Chuc Mung Nam Moi everyone! It’s been a few years since the last pageant and festival so it was nice seeing random folks and catching up! I missed the evening gown portion […]

Atlantic Station Lion Dance – 01-27-2022

Went to Atlantic Station last night to see another Lion Dance ushering in the lunar new year. Pretty good turnout for a cold evening. The lanterns looked very nice during blue hour. I rolled with an 85mm 1.2 on the RP and Canon 24mm 1.4 on the Sony. It seems like I’m running into folks […]

Film Throwback: Kodak BW400CN and Miss Viet Georgia Pageant 2012

Since I’ve been shooting film for the last few months I thought I would revisit some photos I shot back in 2012.  Hard to believe these pageant photos are now 10 years old.  So crazy the fast nature of life.  Anyways, if my memory is correct I was shooting mainly with my digital Nikons and […]

Found Film: Kodachrome from 1965

I found some slides and 35mm Kodachromes in a thrift store the other day. From the stamp the photos are from about 1965.  It was a pretty cool find, someone’s wedding photos and precious memories sitting amidst the junk.  Who knows what our era will leave behind for future generations to sift through.  Here are […]

Photo Outing – 01-23-2022

Last week was snow here in Georgia, and now this week is the start of the various Lunar New Year celebrations around metro Atlanta.  Hopefully both of those things signal an end to the cold weather.  For Sunday’s outing I thought it would be cool to shoot for fun with some of the older cameras–a […]

Snow in Georgia – 01-16-2022

It snowed here in Georgia, first time in a few years I think. Very nice backdrop for photos, but awful for the folks that lost power and heat. Anyways, here’s what I managed to get with many various cameras!

Black and White Conversions from Sigma Foveon Cameras

I gathered some random raw files I shot last year from my Sigma cameras and did some black and white conversions.  Some from color, and some from infrared.  You lose a bit of the drama in converting the near IR photos, but I mostly wanted to see if it’s unique enough to be doing more […]

Anamorphic: Petit Le Mans 2021

Here are my photos from a quick stay at Petit Le Mans this year.  Had the normal gear for regular pictures, but I thought it would be neat to mostly shoot with the anamorphic ISCO taking lens combo.  It definitely has an Xpan type of look.

Georgia vs Alabama SEC Championship – 12-04-21

Here are my photos from the big game.  The final score could have been a lot better, but I had fun.  Learned a long time ago to not put your happiness into things you can’t control–like silly football games.  I only took one camera, the weather was an amazing 71 degrees, there were still signs […]

K&J Lao Wedding – 11-27-2021 Factory Atlanta

Here are my photos as a guest from the wedding on Saturday. Everyone knows it’s impossible for me to show up at any event (work or otherwise) without a camera (or two/three) in hand. Thanks to my “interns” Bounsa and Cecilia for helping out! Hopefully the ice cream at Frosty Caboose was fair compensation. 🙂

Anime Day Gwinnett – November 27, 2021

Had a wedding to attend on Saturday evening, but during the day I checked out the Anime Day event down the road at Gas South District (formerly Gwinnett Center).  Pretty cool show, especially for $5.00!  Parking was also $5.  It’s nice to see a show affordable enough for the young folk to get in and […]

Fall in Georgia 2021 – Rolling Post

Hello everyone, I thought it would be neat to have a rolling post/feed of some of the random photos I’ve shot down here in Georgia this season.  Fall is an odd time here, it gets hot, then somewhat cold, then hot again, and then finally the leaves change.  Depending on where you live in metro […]