Here comes 2017

Here we are coming to the end of 2016. While everyone wants 2016, I do not.  I am not fond of who is coming in 2017.  Keeping it 100.  But, nevertheless, I will survive.  Just like you all.  If you follow me on instagram and the other socials, as well as being a reader to my blog and Exposure, you know the big thing that has happened to me this year was going to Vietnam for the month.  

It's a pretty tough to sum that adventure and experience into sound bites.  But read the stories linked and you will hopefully see my viewpoints as I traveled around Vietnam.  As well as get inspired to go there, and or travel, yourself.  All I planned when I went there was to eat and I achieved that goal.  All I did was eat.  

But what else was cool about this year, for me, was that I photographed two stories for Edible Philly and two shoots for Philadelphia Magazine.  As well as photographing a #right2work dinner.  And the Weckerlys finally opened their shop.  

Also, I finally upgraded to the Canon 5D mk IV and purchased a 85L mk II.  I now have two camera bodies!  Not only that, but I got into printing prints on a Fuji Instax and been printing 12 x 16s to put together a print portfolio.  I been printing photos from Vietnam, at that size, for a proposed idea of putting together a show on "In Search of Little Saigon in America."

My day job in Princeton, finally, made me a permanent full time.  Pretty sure that I wrote that I had a day job, here or somewhere.  So I have been able to fund more food photo walks.  As well as go to Vietnam for under $3k.

This was my 2016 in a snapshot.  I am hoping to travel more in 2017 and work on more socially conscious work onward.  Hope your 2016 was great and an even better 2017!

Back from Vietnam

I came back from Vietnam on the 29th of October.  Since then I was editing the photographs and posting all of the images to my exposure site.  If you want to read the stories, go to these links.  

  1. HCMC the first part
  2. Going in Deep
  3. Rain in Danang
  4. That Hue
  5. How Long til Ha Long?
  6. Ma Hai

Now that I am back and all of the photographs are edited and posted in the long story format, what I am going to share here are the portfolio pieces which are linked to my smugmug so you can purchase those images if you so desire.  Which you should.  

As I am trying to work on In Search of Little Saigon in America flush with images and work, I realized I didn't have a good representation of Vietnam from the last time I was there.  So going back to Vietnam for that was one of the primary reasons.  Stay tuned for the gallery showing in the near future.

Each of these images are linked to my smugmug gallery where you can purchase them.  For more choices, go to my smugmug gallery. And buy as much as your heart desires.  :)