Lathsene Village Preschool, Xieng Khouang

This was the site for a new preschool in Lathsene Village in Xieng Khouang province, part of a “Schools Not Bombs” campaign.  The village is somewhat remote, past the plains of jars site one, and nestled in farmland and cornfields.  The village has no electricity and the earthy pastureland smell hits you as you step […]

Jia, Thuy and the Plain of Jars

I got up early once again and decided to walk around Phonsavanh, Xieng Khouang. The town reminds me of an old Western, with its main road and hotels and stores on either side. I was told that this emerging city was where the locals moved to after the bombings 30 plus years ago. While strolling […]

Manophet’s English School

I wanted to stay a bit longer to catch the sunset on the Plain of Jars, but next on the agenda was visiting an English learning school, run out of the house of a person I’d wanted to meet for a long time. I first found out about a Lao gentleman named Manophet through a […]

The Plain of Jars: Xieng Khouang, Laos

Looking back at the photos, I realized that the best images were the ones that didn’t focus solely on the jars, they were the ones of us.  Most had never been to the plain of jars, only read about it.  To this day archaeologists have no clue as to who made them.  This area of Laos […]


It was a long day, but it ended nicely, with dinner at the hotel.  FB asked me to translate for him while he caught up with his best friend, Mr. BL, a man whom he met back in the late 60’s, when FB was an educational advisor for the U.S.  He was dismayed at the influx […]


Cooperative Orthotic and Prosthetic Enterprise

National Regulatory Agency

The latest fad with digital photography is geotagging.  With simple software and hardware you can pinpoint exactly where and when you were on planet Earth, as you threw up gang signs in front of some far off location to impress your friends on the social networking sites. It was quite distressing to see the markers loaded up […]

That Luang at Sunrise

Still wasn’t used to the jetlag, so I got up at 4:00am, Vientiane time.  Had nothing better to do so I stepped out of the hotel and started walking to the That Luang Stupa, which is the national symbol of Laos.  It was a somewhat long walk to the site, and at that hour of the night/morning, there was nobody on […]

Lao Disabled Women’s Center

The next day we visited the Lao Disabled Women’s Development Center. It was a place where women could use their skills, no matter their handicap, as well as learn new skills and earn some money creating handicrafts and gift products. There was however a young man, hunched over, working diligently on greeting cards in a […]

Photos: Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane (pronounced Vieng-Chun) is the capital city of Laos, and not overpopulated, probably having about 400,000 residents.  Being drained from the plane ride, I only managed these shots before the day was over.  It’s an interesting place.  Some parts are still very poor, but the other modernized sections (with funding and aid from the Japanese and […]

The Place Where I Was Born

It took me 14 hours to fly from Atlanta to Seoul, South Korea.  I sat in the airport/mall for about 6 hours admiring their almost “clone” like society and their expensive toys.  Then it was another 5 hour flight to Bangkok, Thailand.  There I sat and just people watched in the airport for 12 hours.  The following morning […]


Notes: Before there was Capture NX and Photoshop, there were old school Cokin filters.

Photos: Casting Call

Took a friend to a casting call for a rap video (…crank dat…ohhh!).  It was over pretty quick so took the opportunity to try some strobist shots around the ATL. Technical Notes: As you can see, SB800 with the diffusion dome, hand held.

Photos: Photo Barn Shoot

Dunwoody Model Meetup | Photo Barn | Lilburn, GA Notes: Nikkor 17-55mm 2.8, and 105mm 2.8 VR Micro for these shots.  Shot some with the Photogenic studio strobes, but couldn’t get my usual results so went back to the good ol’ SB800 in a softbox for some images.  Nextdoor was an old Chevy remodeling place.  Mosquito repellant, […]

Photos: RLCD Festival and Wat Lao Nashville

Royal Lao Classical Dancers Festival Lao Buddhist Temple of Nashville New Year Celebration May 25, 2008 | Antioch, TN With any dance performance you’d most likely want to capture it on video, but sadly the technology, even at HD resolutions, doesn’t have that same visual appeal to me that photographs have.  The above video is of […]

Photos: VVMA 2008

Vietnamese Video Music Awards | Cobb Energy Centre | May 18, 2008 Presented by the Union of Vietnamese Students Associations of Georgia.  Lots of talented singers, models and performers. All the proceeds from the VVMA event went towards VOICE, a nonprofit group focused on stopping the human trafficking of Vietnamese refugees in Cambodia. Above Slideshow: […]

Photos: D3

Here are some photos of my new friend, the D3.  No, not the Nikon (I wish…), but a foldable bicycle, the Dahon Curve D3. 🙂 Best thing about this bike is that it folds into something that can fit in my trunk.  And I’ve gotten compliments from random strangers as well as lil’ chillren that want […]

Lao New Year 2008 – Wat Pothisaram – Conley, GA

Lao New Year 2551 (2008) | Wat Lao Pothisaram | Conley, GA For those of you whose photographic or cultural interest has been piqued by my photos, I do have to say that almost all of my work deals with beauty–the surface kind. It’s just a natural tendency of a creative person, or actually of anybody […]