Photos: M&S Hindu Wedding

Notes: It was an honor photographing such a lavish wedding.  Covered the family events as well, and it was interesting seeing all the little ceremonies that have been practiced for centuries.  Amazes me how cultures can assimilate so well in America, yet still hold on to their own language, music and traditions.  Managed to use […]

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 […]

Atlanta Model/Photo Meetup

Photos from the recent Atlanta Model/Photography Meetup | May, 2008. Been meaning to come out for a shootout for some time, but they’re always on a weekend, and of course I’m always goofing off on those days. Everyone did a great job, and it was fun shooting with people from different backgrounds and skill levels.  I know we’re […]

New Orleans

The weather was incredible in New Orleans.  While we were playing frisbee at Audubon Park, there was a very nice wedding taking place across the street at Loyola University.  Hopefully the people didn’t mind us taking a few shots.  The wedding party or bride didn’t arrive in a streetcar though, which would have been quite […]

Photos: Macon Cherry Blossoms

Macon, Georgia is one of the cherry tree capitals of the world.  If you guys go down now, you can still catch the beauty of the city, with nearly every single block covered in the distinct white and pink blossoms.  If only the city of Atlanta adopted an urban renewal plan that reflected the South’s original […]

LAS Fundraising Ball Photos

Of late I’ve been trumpeting the struggles of artists, but trying to promote respect for and a better understanding of my Laotian culture and heritage is also difficult. Laotian refers to the many groups of people from the small country of Laos (silent “S”).  Lao refers to the main spoken and written language as well […]

Happy Leap Day

If anyone wonders where these “exotic” locations are, the pix were taken, ahem…in front of a Mexican Restaurant, an office building, and in front of a Wendy’s!  🙂

Photos: Import Fashion

Drove all the way to Raleigh to hang out at an Import Fashion event.  6 hour drive, but I really like road trips.  Gives me time to think (…yes i think too much…) and listen to music.  Sorry there aren’t too many photos of the cars, it was ridiculously cold outside. Be sure to check […]

Photos: Alexandra Bounxouei

Got a chance to see Alexandra Bounxouei when she performed in Murfreesboro (Nashville), TN this past weekend.   Seems like pages always have to mention it, but she’s Bulgarian/Lao, and is quite popular at the moment.  She sings quite well, plays the violin, speaks alot of languages, and also stars in a Thai television show.  And seeing how […]