Flirting with film photography

I learned how to take photos on a film camera. In fact, in my first photography class in high school in the early 2000s, I was taught the ins and outs of developing film in a darkroom. But by the time I took a photojournalism class in college, we were learning to shoot digital andContinue reading “Flirting with film photography”

Kamauri’s portrait session

A good friend of mine was in town for the Sundance Film Festival this year. When we met up for dinner, Kamauri casually mentioned that she’d like some updated portraits and head shots done. Well, I had some time to take on the project while she was here, so we scheduled a meet up forContinue reading “Kamauri’s portrait session”

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 diasporaContinue reading “Society of Professional Journalists award”

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,Continue reading “Spice Kitchen sessions”

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 wasContinue reading “Portraits for my portfolio”

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 IContinue reading “Chinese Americana: Prologue”

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 theContinue reading “Utah Style & Design Magazine | Handle”