Tag Archive: Photography

Lunar New Year 2015, Part 2 | Dim sum and dragons

Recalling back to Part 1 of this Lunar New Year trilogy, a few Saturdays ago I found myself almost getting battered by a dancing lion during the Tết celebrations at the Vietnamese community on… Continue reading

Lunar New Year 2015, Part 1 | Lionfall

Tomorrow, 5 March 2015, will mark the end of the Lunar New Year celebration (or Tết in my familial tongue of Vietnamese) that began fifteen days ago on 19 February.  Just like last… Continue reading

Windy City SYC Day 3 | Once more unto the light

I will admit that by the third day of the Windy City Fencing SYC five weeks ago, I was utterly exhausted.  As much as I love doing what I do with a camera… Continue reading

Windy City Fencing SYC 2015, Day 2 | The light strikes back

It has been four weeks since the Windy City Fencing SYC.  Since then, I had been culling and editing the large volume of photographs I made, one day at a time.  I had… Continue reading

Weekend zen

Life is about balance.  From the physiological process of homeostasis to emotional and mental stability, balance is a necessity to a human being.  That is why the weekend before last, despite being in… Continue reading

Windy City SYC 2015, Day 1 | The suffering of light

I sincerely hope that I do not offended Mr. Alex Webb by subtitling this post after one of his books.  Regular readers here know that I make no attempts to hide the fact that… Continue reading

SYC debriefing

It has been three days since I wrapped up perhaps the longest and most physically demanding shoot I have done to date: the first Windy City Fencing Super Youth Circuit (SYC).  While two-day… Continue reading

The story of the 2014 Remenyik

Photography is a type of communication.  It is a method through which the creator of an image conveys some message.  Whether it is a simple snapshot to act as a reminder note, a… Continue reading

Twenty six point two

I prefer individual sports over team sports.  This is due in part to my own maverick personality.  To that, however, I also hold much higher respect to the human spirit and qualities of… Continue reading

Eclipse of the Republic

On 30 October 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition (or The Chicago World’s Fair) closed after a six month celebration of Christopher Columbus’s arrival to the New World 400 years before (401 years, actually,… Continue reading

Only human

After a five month hiatus, I finally returned to the fencing scene this weekend photographing the two-day Remenyik Regional Open Circuit tournament at Northwestern University.  Although the new fencing season began months ago,… Continue reading

Two Become One

Throughout the past few years, upon introducing myself as a photographer it was rather common for people to assume that I was, by virtue, a wedding photographer.  Awkwardness often ensued after I would… Continue reading

The Great Chicago Fire and the not-so-great festival

It has been nearly a fortnight since my thirty-first birthday.  I am still mentally absorbing the impact of growing older, though, as I balance out the negatives and the positives.  Fortunately, the balance… Continue reading

Summer reflections

While I had known fully for some time now that autumn is upon us in Chicago, it did not hit me fully until yesterday afternoon.  As I walked around Grant Park downtown with… Continue reading

A tale of two music festivals

My musical taste is a bit eclectic.  The artists in my iTunes library range from Amy Winehouse to Ludwig van Beethoven to Garbage to The Dubliners to Katy Perry to The Rolling Stones. … Continue reading