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!