Dunwoody Lao Cultural Performance + Tum Pok Pok!

May is Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month here in good old Georgia. Thanks to the city of Dunwoody for hosting a small pop up event that allowed our girls to showcase their talents and passion for their heritage. Dinner was at the new Tum Pok Pok off Buford Hwy near City Farmer’s Market.  Pretty […]

Happy Lunar New Year 2021

Happy Chinese/Viet/Lunar New Year everyone!  Here are some of my photos from last week’s festivities from a few of our local CFM/HK Supermarkets.  Please check them out for the best selection of food and groceries in metro Atlanta.  www.cityfarmers.market. I sure hope that by next year the big events and pageants will return again! 🙂

Atlanta – Photo Walk – 01-25-2021

It’s been a cold and cloudy winter down here in Georgia, but that’s pretty normal.  With the lack of events happening I figured now would be a good time to get out there and try to capture some different landmarks and views around Atlanta. I’ve always said it’s good to be a tourist in your […]

Sigma SD10 and SD15 “Review” and Photos (in 2021!)

Hello everyone! Around the holidays I added another tool to the fleet, an ancient Sigma SD10! This camera was announced sometime in 2003, and I lucked out because it came with 3 lenses, a flash, battery grip, and a hard case!  Plus the camera looked like it had barely been used!  So here’s what I’ve […]

Talento Latino Modeling School Unique Fashion Show 2020

Talento Latino Modeling SchoolUnique Fashion Show 2020 – 10th AnniversaryDecember 20, 2020  | La Mansion Event Hall  |  Chamblee, GA Thanks to everyone who posed for pictures! 🙂  These are a few images that caught my eye.  More to come in the following post! Event Photos: Boon Vong

Caffeine and Octane – 09-06-2020

It hasn’t been a normal year, but for this second half, I’m glad that every first Sunday of the month gives us a chance to basically stroll through Gran Turismo in real life. Thanks to Caffeine and Octane, the US’s biggest monthly car show, for giving us something to look forward to! Best part of […]

Caffeine and Octane – July 5, 2020

Caffeine and OctaneJuly 5, 2020  |  Perimeter Mall  |  Atlanta, GA   First Caffeine and Octane of this summer season because of well, you know… So it was fun to be able to actually go out and take pictures (and afterwards eat good food!)  Stars of the show in my opinion were: the Koenigsegg Regera […]

Spring in Georgia 2020

Well, with all that’s going on in the world right now, at least it’s looking really pretty out there… 🙃  

Dragon Con 2019 – Day 1 Photos

I am finally getting around to editing my Dragon Con photos (5 months later!) 😀 That was it for a fun first day!  Dinner was Naan and Curry!! Day 2 (the Parade) Pictures coming up next!

Miss Universe Laos Farewell Dinner

December 9, 2019 Lunch @ I Luv Hot Pot | Duluth, GA It was another fun evening down here in Atlanta.  I missed the Miss Universe Pageant this past weekend, but it was very nice to cover this farewell gathering and have bookends to a pretty neat experience for our Lao community.  Big thanks to […]

Welcome to Atlanta Miss Universe Laos

What a fun couple of days!  On behalf of the Lao community here in Atlanta, Georgia and the United States of America, we would like to welcome Miss Universe Laos May Vichitta Phonevilay @vichittapvl @missuniverselaos as she competes in the pageant held right in our beloved ATL!! 😉 Please give them a follow! https://www.instagram.com/missuniverselaos/ https://www.instagram.com/vichittapvl/ https://www.facebook.com/missuniverselao/ […]

Fall in Atlanta 2019

It’s been a weird year for Fall color down here in Georgia in 2019.  First the cold snap turned all the leaves brown.  Last year, my yellow Japanese Maple and red Japanese Maple made it into many photos.  This year, they pretty much gave up.  This morning, 11-23-19, Midtown Atlanta was looking pretty nice in […]

Sigma SD14 10 Year Recap/Review

Gosh, it’s been ten years since Seng Merrill loaned me her Sigma SD14 and a couple of lenses.  I’d like to thank her for the faith in a young artist/photographer, and of course thank her late husband Dick Merrill for being one of the architects of the unique Foveon sensor design. I’ve had great fun […]

Atlanta Photo Walk | #grammeet | 10-27-2019

Hi there everyone!  Apparently there’s this new thing called Instagram. 😉  Thanks to @lawrsonpinson for organizing and hosting.  Thanks to models/bubble tea/dance partners Chalita – @chalitanata and Rachel – @rachelmarchman for the invite, and also breaking character and having fun photos as usual.  Also thanks to Brittany – @justbeburke, I really liked the images we […]

Huong and Daniel – 10-12-2019 – “They Met at Sweet Hut” :)

Our Lady of Vietnam  | Riverdale, GA26 Thai Kitchen and Bar  |  Atlanta, GA   Congrats and thanks for the invite!  Great couple, unique reception location, and delicious food.  (If only all weddings were this easy going.)  Hope everyone enjoyed my candid photos from the perspective of a guest!! 😉  See you at KFT next […]

Faces of TEA Walk 2019

Faces of TEA Walk 2019 Together Empowering Asian Americanswww.teawalk.org Hosted and Organized by CPACSCenter for Pan Asian Community Services, Doraville, GA This was my 11th(?) year covering or just stopping by the event. I couldn’t stay the whole time, so this year I decided to just capture faces and portraits of my diverse community here […]

Atlanta Asian Film Festival Opening – 10-11-2019

2019 Atlanta Asian Film Festival Opening www.atlaff.org October 11, 2019  |  Technology Park  |  Norcross, GA Thanks to Li Wong and the volunteers for another great opening with tons of Asian Cuisine!! 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 […]

US-PAACC SE 3rd DiA Gala Photos

Diversity in Action  |  Saturday October 5, 2019  |  Georgia Aquarium  |  Atlanta, GA Event Photography by Boon Vong and Thomas Cannon A sampling of photos from Saturday’s great event.  The rest of the images can be found on the US-PAACC SE FB soon. Hi! My name is Boon. I’m an Atlanta based Artist. I […]

Japan Fest 2019 Photos

Japan Fest 2019 | Gwinnett Forum | Saturday, September 21, 2019 Notes: Konnichi Wa!  Another jam packed weekend at Japan Fest right down the street.  I hadn’t been in several years, but good to see that this cultural festival still brings in guests by the tens of thousands.  A lot of these images are of […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 2 – In 3D!

For every year that I get to attend Dragon Con I usually have as my third option in cameras, something bizarre and unique.  (For a few years it was an infrared Sigma Foveon camera)  This year I shot some 3D pictures with my (dusty) Loreo 3D Lens in a Cap on the mirrorless Canon EOS […]

Dragon Con 2019 – Set 1

It was a fun 3 days at Dragon Con this year! Here are some of my random portraits and event photos.  I’ll slowly but surely be adding more posts.  Thanks again to all the great people who posed, or stopped to chat about nerdery and photography. 🙂 I’m sorry I didn’t get everyone’s info.  (Dragon […]