2022 USPAACC-SE Dia Gala Event Photos

Share 2022 USPAACC-SE Dia GalaThe Ballroom at 12 Midtown Atlantic StationSeptember 23, 2022 | Atlanta, GA Event Coverage by Boon Vong. Backdrop Photos by Phalatda Taysavang.(A selection of photos, please follow USPAACC-SE’s social media for the rest of the images!) Share

2022 Dunwoody Latino Hispanic Heritage Celebration

September 18, 2022 | Dunwoody Cultural Arts Center Featuring: Tabula Rasa School Dancers, Maculele-Capoeira Academy Decatur, Corners Outreach Music Academy, EIM Dance, Dunwoody Idol Winner Maria Deirisarri, Ballet Folklorico by Alma Mexicana, Aklla Sumaq Dance by the Peruvian Cultural Association, La Candela Flamenco, Veronica Gleason Emcee Wendy Corona Event Photography by Boon Vong Thanks to […]

2022 GAPABA Gala Event Photos

8th GAPABA Gala  |  September 15, 2022  |  Oceans Ballroom Georgia Aquarium  |  Atlanta, GA A selection of event photos by Boon Vong and Phalatda Taysavang (The rest will be on the Georgia Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association’s social media, please give them a follow and support the good work they do in the Atlanta […]

Mall of Georgia Anime Event – 2022-08-19

We stopped by the good ol’ Mall of Georgia for their 1st Anime Event.  It was fun.  Maybe next time someone will bring a console and tv with some fighting games.  Or perhaps rent out an unused theater screen for an anime gaming tournament?! That would be really cool. 🙂 Pretty crazy how this mall […]

Binders Artist Talk – Ross Rossini – 2022-08-18

Binders Art Supplies and Frames | Buckhead | Atlanta, GA www.bindersart.com | www.rossinfineart.com So glad I attended the Ross Rossin artist talk at Binders (Peachtree Road) last night.  Lots of great wisdom and life tips from a modern day master. I definitely need to get back into drawing as I’m super rusty! 😭 It was […]

Young Atlanta Fashion Show – High Museum of Art

Young Atlanta Fashion ShowHigh Museum of Art | Atlanta, GA | August 6, 2022 It was nice meeting everyone at the fashion show! Thanks to every fashionable person for posing for photos. 🙂 Great turnout, even with the crazy summer time rain that didn’t let up until after midnight.  Feel free to use my photos […]

Sigma Infrared Location Scouting around Atlanta Pt. 1

Hello everyone! So last week I decided I was only going to shoot my infrared Sigma DSLRs. Normally I have all sorts of cameras to produce colorful work, but I thought it would be a good choice to go all IR in hopes of getting a specific vibe. The spooky illustrative kind of mood that […]

Fujifilm Superia 400 – Portraits and Stuff – Rolls 3+4

So here’s some of what I shot earlier this year on 2 more rolls of Fujifilm Superia 400.  Unlike the two rolls that went into the point and shoot Olympus Stylus I thought I would put the film behind some nice primes.  For one roll I used the Canon EOS 750 and 24mm 1.4 and […]

Canon v Fujifilm v Sigma v Nikon

Thanks to Tram for wanting photos the other week! It’s so nice to have a photogenic model that is also super at doing hair and makeup! 😉 This was also a good opportunity to test some of the gear collecting dust on the shelf before I settled on one for the whole shoot. The grid […]

Momocon 2022 Sunday

I didn’t get to stay long but big thanks to all the friendly cosplayers that posed for pictures on Sunday morning!  IRL stuff is much better than the online world! 😉 Again, feel free to use my photos in your social media feeds or for whatever! It’s okay! Anyone that would like to shoot again […]

Friday Adventure – 2022-05-27

It was a fun day with my little/not so little anymore baby bear!  No real plan today, just left the house with an “old” Pentax K10D, an “ancient” Nikon D100 and a Sony A7.  Here’s what we did and shot on a day with really nice weather. The morning started off with an impromptu P.E. […]

Sigma SD15 Photos and Thoughts

The Short: A Sigma with probably the best and most vibrant colors of all the Sigma DSLRs, with the responsiveness and reliability that was missing from the earlier SD14–BUT, it’s also a Sigma camera with probably the craziest highlight blowing potential in all exposure modes and picture settings and hints of the inconsistent white balance […]

Hanging Out – 2022-05-14

When the Apple Photos app makes curated memories from the camera roll, it likes to title most things of mine, “Hanging Out.” Which is great because that’s definitely tops on my list of fun things to do.  Here’s what we ended up doing after the multicultural festival at the mall, come take a drive with […]

Wat Khmer New Year 2022 – Cambodian Buddhist Society Inc

Wat Khmer New YearCambodian Buddhist Society Inc6533 Rock Springs RdStonecrest, GA 30038 Sunday April 17, 2022 It turned out to be a lovely day at the Cambodian temple in Lithonia/Stonecrest.  Great running into the Mey family and also going on a mini adventure to Arabia Mountain for quick family photos.  Arabia is only about 10 […]

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 […]

Prom! – 2022-03-26

The cherry blossoms were out in Braselton, but man was it windy (and chilly!) today.  Thanks to all the super nice and polite kids for wanting pictures today.  Ah to be young again.  At some point I’ll eventually remember everyone’s names! 🙂 It was fun seeing everyone! Also, stop growing up so fast!!

Monday Funday – 2022-03-21

Today was a quick fun shoot with the blooming peach tree and a surprise trip to the carnival! Hard to believe I’ve known this superstar since she was a “baby potato!” Cotton Candy and Del Taco for dinner?! Truly the life of a star. 🙂  

First Day of Spring – 2022-03-20

Just some fun photos from the first “official” day of Spring down here in Georgia. Thanks to Chalita (@chalitanata) for always coming along for food+fun+thrifting.  I don’t think it can be stressed enough that one can see so many different multicultural communities here in metro Atlanta.  In a half day one can get great Thai […]

Photo Shoot – 2022-03-13 – Lotus Petals Dance Group

Thanks to the lovely ladies of the Lotus Petals Dance Group for wanting photos! Here are a few BTS from a fun short shoot on a crazy cold weekend in Atlanta.  What’s going on with this weather lately.  Also thanks for the doughnut! 🙂 I’ve been playing Elden Ring non stop for two weeks now, […]

Springtime in Atlanta

Big thanks to Jenny and Vivian for coming out for a quick photoshoot on Saturday!  It wasn’t as hot and humid as it was on Thursday and the sunlight was diffused behind a bunch of clouds.  I wanted to use the Lunar New Year lanterns at Atlantic Station before they were taken down at the […]

Photo Hangout: Norcross Cherry Trees – 2022-02-21

Thanks to Claudia, Byung, and Jazz for coming out to take pictures with the flowering okame cherry trees in downtown Norcross.  The petals don’t last long so I’m definitely glad when I can get a shoot in during peak colors. Rain was predicted for this day so we only had about a one hour window.  […]

Sunday Funday – 2022-02-20

Sunday started off really cold but I wanted to take advantage of the morning light.  No real plan on this day, just head out of the house with random cameras that I don’t use often, and be a tourist in our own area. I had two frames left on the Fuji Instax wide and at […]

Drawing – 02-02-2021

So this is actually one of my more effective styles of rendering a portrait.  Drawing on toned paper with two charcoal pencils (white and black) is something I can do pretty fast.  Much quicker than the drawings in my previous posts.  Many years ago I drew on Canson Ingres and Bisque and just found that […]

Drawing – 01-29-2021

I bought a pack of 24 colored pencils from Publix for $5 and thought I would do a quick drawing tonight.  (I hadn’t drawn with this media in a long time, and I couldn’t remember where my old Berol Verithins disappeared to.)  The checkout line was delayed a bit, a lady didn’t have enough in […]