Society of Professional Journalists award

This news is coming a little late, but I guess late is better than never. Earlier this summer, I won a Society of Professional Journalists award for a Salt Lake magazine piece I did last year. I took home the second place prize in the Best Magazine Writing category for my story documenting Chinese diaspora…Read more Society of Professional Journalists award

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Spice Kitchen sessions

In early winter, I worked with the Spice Kitchen Incubator — a collaboration between the International Rescue Committee and Salt Lake County helping refugees and immigrants start restaurants. These budding restauranteurs needed some food pics and portraits for marketing and I was more than happy to help. I would work with people from Bhutan, Iraq,…Read more Spice Kitchen sessions

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Portraits for my portfolio

When it comes to photography, my specialties have traditionally been food and interiors. But recently, I realized that I've been shooting portraits just as long as I've been doing the former two styles. I take a portrait of almost everyone I interview for stories, so I've had a bit of practice. I guess it was…Read more Portraits for my portfolio

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Chinese Americana: Prologue

If you asked me what I was working on last year, chances are I talked about how I was driving to small Utah towns searching for Chinese restaurants. I spent hundreds of miles on the road and the project took me months to complete. I didn't really know what I would find or how I…Read more Chinese Americana: Prologue

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Leftovers | Handle

A couple of months ago, I posted a photo of an interior shot of Handle in Park City, Utah, which was featured in Utah Style & Design. But I think some of the food pics and portraits that I shot turned out pretty well, too. The featured photo — a fried cauliflower dish made to evoke…Read more Leftovers | Handle

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A fond farewell to a friend

I don't shoot many landscapes but this has got to be one of my favorite photos that I've ever taken, mostly because of the sentimental value. My dear friend Michael Yeh, who was born and raised in Salt Lake, was moving to Houston. We were planning on making the 22+ hour drive together and I had…Read more A fond farewell to a friend

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Utah Style & Design Magazine | Handle

One of my photos of Handle in Park City, Utah is featured in the winter issue of Utah Style and Design. I'm hoping to make this a regular feature in the magazine where I capture interesting, well designed restaurant interiors. The photo above is the full frame picture how I shot it. Below is the…Read more Utah Style & Design Magazine | Handle

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That’s a wrap, 2014

My career took a few unexpected turns in 2014. I moved from newspapers to magazines, my photography started garnering more attention than my writing and I had photos featured in three different national publications including, AFAR Magazine, Eater.com and Wine Enthusiast. Locally, here in Salt Lake City, I got to be part of the launch…Read more That’s a wrap, 2014

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The Pago & Finca sessions

I met Scott Evans for coffee one day last winter and it turned into an impromptu interview. We were talking about my upcoming projects and when told I was going to write a story about Salt Lake dining, I realized that he would definitely need to be included. Evans currently runs two successful restaurants with completely different concepts and he has more…Read more The Pago & Finca sessions