Lao New Year 2022 – Pageant Reunion – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Buddha Sattha Dhamma Sunday May 22, 2022 | Alto, GA It was a short stay on Sunday, but very cool idea on having a pageant winner reunion! Gear Used: Canon EOS RP and Nikon 105mm 1.4E (all manual focus!), Fuji X100, and Olympus E-M1, rolling with odd gear on this very hot and […]

Songkarn 2022 – Wat Buddha Bucha – Decatur, GA – 2022-04-10

Songkarn Thai New YearWat Buddha BuchaApril 10, 2022 | Decatur, GA Here are some photos from our adventure this past Sunday.  It was a Thai themed day, beginning with a stop at Wat Buddha Bucha to celebrate songkarn and get some blessings, to trying the new Surina Thai place in Doraville.  The food was very […]

Lao New Year 2019 – Wat Sattha Dhamma – Habersham – Alto, GA

Wat Lao Sattha Dhamma May 11, 2019 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! […]

Lao New Year 2018 – 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 […]

Lao New Year 2555

I often wonder if all of my Lao New Year photos are actually doing more harm than good.  Because I don’t necessarily post images of what truly happens, when outsiders go to the temple/community center/fairgrounds, they might be in for a shock.  There are many things in the Lao community that I don’t agree with, […]

LAS 7th Annual Ball

Laotian American Society 7th Annual Fundraiser.  April 14, 2012  | The Grand Ballroom  |  Norcross, GA Sabaidee Pii Mai – Happy Lao New Year! Uncle Boon to the rescue! 😉 More Photos and Videos on the LAS FB Page.

Lao New Year 2011 – Broussard / New Iberia, Louisiana

Notes:  I never went to photojournalism school to learn my photography.  So in that way, I don’t have the code in which most of those types of shooters live by, the presenting of images unedited, without personal bias.  I don’t know if I could live by that photojournalistic prime directive.  I guess you could say […]

Lao New Year 2010 – Wat Sattha Dhamma – Habersham County, GA

Wat Sattha Dhamma | Alto, GA Random Notes: Like most Lao things, humble beginnings on this one as well, but there aren’t many times in America these days where you can witness an old timey barn raising, people pulling together to build something.  Time will tell if this becomes a Lao “Bonnaroo” field, and more complaints from […]

Lao New Year 2010 – Wat Buddha Moongcoon – Riverdale, GA

Tech Notes: 24-105mm IS on the Canon, 70-200 VR on the Nikon, and infrared Sigma.  Great combo.  Maybe since I’ve been playing Final Fantasy XIII so much, with its 3 person fighting structure, figuring out tools for the bag is like setting up your characters for a battle.  Cars and cameras are similar and oddly enough cameras are […]

2nd International Lao New Year 2010 – Miss Lao International Pageant

2nd International Lao New Year | San Francisco Miss Lao International Pageant | Whitcomb Hotel Ballroom Miss Lao International 2010 Dolene Simmalavong Miss Lao International Dolene Simmalavong 1st Princess Aleta Rattanasith (L) 2nd Princess Busaba Sisounthone (R) Amy Chanthaphavong, current reigning Miss Asian America, addressing the crowd.  The winner tonight will go on to compete […]

2nd International Lao New Year 2010 – Performers

2nd International Lao New Year | San Francisco Here are some photos of this year’s performers at the Lao New Year in San Fran.  Photos by me, if anyone uses them, please credit me or my site pretty please.  Captions and of course thoughts by me as well, please note that taking pictures is much […]

2nd International Lao New Year 2010 – Prelude

2nd International Lao New Year | San Francisco Pre-festival and practicing photos from this year’s Lao New Year in San Fran.  Photos by me, if anyone uses them, please credit me or my site pretty please.  Captions and of course thoughts by me as well, please note that taking pictures is much easier than performing and organizing […]