Bonus Lao New Year Photos: Ricoh Theta 360¬į

Hello everyone, here are some bonus photos from my non standard gear loadout at LNY this past Sunday.¬† One of the oddball cameras I brought was the Ricoh Theta 360¬į camera. Thanks to Lyela for getting some 360 shots from atop the nang songkarn float for a different pov that most of us will never […]

Lao New Year 2023 – Wat Buddhakhanti – Sunday Photos

LAO NEW YEAR 2023Wat Lao Buddhakhanti¬† ¬†|¬† ¬†Snellville, GA¬† ¬†|¬† ¬†April 23, 2023 If you have loads of time, please check out my video recap of this past weekend.¬† These are the clips I shot as well as photos.¬† It’s 1hr and 24mins that shows the realness of our crazy/lovely/vibrant fun loving Lao culture. ūüôā […]

Lao New Year 2023 – Wat Buddhakhanti – Saturday Photos

¬† LAO NEW YEAR 2023Wat Lao Buddhakhanti¬† ¬†|¬† ¬†Snellville, GA¬† ¬†|¬† ¬†April 22, 2023 If you have loads of time, please check out my video recap of this past weekend.¬† These are the clips I shot as well as photos.¬† It’s 1hr and 24mins that shows the realness of our crazy/lovely/vibrant fun loving Lao culture. […]

Lao / Thai / Cambodian New Year Dates 2023 – Atlanta, GA and SE US

Hello everyone, here’s a working list of some of the Lao / Thai / Khmer New Year Festival events this season (in the SE US at least). As of this posting, the dates are correct to the best of my knowledge, but always do your own checking of the various social media sites to see […]

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 Thai New Year 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‚Äôve 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‚Äôve 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! ūüėČ 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 […]