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Boon Vong – Atlanta Based Artist, Photographer, Visual Designer
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BFA Drawing and Painting, The University of Georgia, with skills in Photography, Design, and Computers. Keen interest in art, music, cinema, pop culture, and technology.
Full Resume/CV and References Available Upon Request
Samples of my portraits, documentary photography, and event coverage of the diverse multi ethnic Asian American community in metro Atlanta. Covering the community has been a passion of mine since 2003, and I’m grateful for the chance to help show our new communities in the best light. Being an immigrant refugee myself, there are many facets of my own history and heritage that will always be a part of my identity.
My photos used for the Universoul Circus website landing images, show previews, and press releases. The goal was to show the fun upbeat nature of the show, the diversity of the acts, and the surprise and delight that families get from this traveling circus.
The many images I shot for the marketing campaign were also used for social media, and as graphics for online ads and ticketing. Image quality was scale-able to be enough for large format pieces such as billboards, event signage and fence wraps. Small prints was also given by me to the performers for their hard work and friendship over the years.
One of my illustrations printed in large format for the art exhibit: “Laos in the House: Voices from Four Decades of the Lao Diaspora” March 6 – May 1, 2015 at the Asian Arts Initiative. Curator: Catzie Vilayphonh. Sponsoring Organization: Laos in the House. Photo Courtesy of the Asian Arts Initiative
Laotian American Society (LAS) the non profit 501(c)3 that I helped build and volunteered with for over 13 years. I began as a volunteer that enjoyed photographing the Lao community here in Georgia, but grew with the group to become the visual media and marketing person (in addition to many other hats). Images have always been important in promoting an idea or message, and I have used my photos in the building of the LAS brand and online presence, from the original versions of the website to the rise of the social media age, with daily posts to garner interest in our unique Laotian American culture. My roles also included helping organize the yearly Fundraising Gala, an event that consistently brought in 300+ guests on average in its 13+ year history. The biggest turnout was over 800 in 2007. The money raised via our Corporate Sponsors all went into our College Scholarships for Laotian Students, K-12 Awards for Academic Excellence, and the Cultural Programs. LAS also had many re occurring events on the yearly calendar, being one of the vital members of the Asian Pacific Islander community in Georgia. I helped document, volunteered at, or helped manage many events from Youth Programs to Cultural and Non Profit collaborations.
Tasks included flyer creation for both traditional print and digital display, fundraising packet design, and misc banner and media design.
Creative Specialist and Photographer for Legacies of War: a non profit that raises awareness about the Vietnam War era bombing in Laos and advocate for the clearance of unexploded bombs, and to provide space for healing the wounds of war, and to create greater hope for a future of peace. My photos and creative assistance ranged from event coverage of the traveling art exhibit in the United States, contributing fine artist, and also photo documentarian for the 2008 Legacies of War Laos Study Trip.
Reblogs and Cross Postings of my work in Social Media
Event Coverage for 3em Entertainment and the Vietnamese Concert Scene in metro Atlanta. Provided photography in a team environment that showcased the fun, and also hard work from volunteers and all those involved, and always tried to show well known Vietnamese singers in their best light and interaction with fans.
Wedding Photography with a fun mix of posed and documentary style images. Comfortable as a second shooter/assistant as well. Fully versed in using any of the major brands, Canon, Nikon, Sony, et al, natural light, artificial lights and strobes. Always a focus on high image quality, and storytelling with honest emotions, in a technical all RAW digital workflow.
Photography Collaborations with Friends
Photography is only fun with friends and loved ones. Luckily I’ve had many friends/collaborators over the years willing to enjoy a walk with the occasional picture, from the dawn of the digital photography age, all the way into the current social media age. The learning doesn’t end as technology marches on. I’ve been blessed to have had some fun personal moments that have also produced the occasional good photo. 🙂
An example of my current digital RAW photography workflow, demonstrating creative color grades and image rescue. I’ve been using Photoshop for over 20 years, before digital photography was even available to the masses through rudimentary cameras like the Apple Quicktake and Sony Mavica. Today I enjoy getting the most out of a digital raw file and putting my style of color and contrast that works for both digital and traditional photo prints. Fully fluent in both Mac OS and Windows, I enjoy learning the strengths of every digital camera manufacturer’s cameras and wide array of lenses. I get great joy out of using gear that would even be considered obsolete by the masses or alternative by others. I’ve seen the evolution of photography from film, to early digital to DSLR’s, to mirrorless, and now to software enhanced cell phone imaging.
Just a section of my personal photo archive spanning 16+ years. Besides the early digital and film photos, every photo has been edited from the original RAW file. This archive houses 150,000+ photos and images that I have since migrated to Apple’s Photos software located on the iPad and iOS.
Headshots and Portraits done either In Studio or On site
Traditional Artist with skills in Figure Drawing, Pen and Ink, Digital Coloring in Photoshop, and Tablet Drawing Programs.
Samples of my personal book portfolios/albums
A Random Sampling of my Photographs. All images © Boon Vong
Universoul Circus Performers
Tiger Woods at the 2011 PGA Championship Press Conference. Johns Creek, Georgia