KEVIN T VU

faith

Posted in photo essays, projects, work by Kevin Vu on May 24, 2009

 

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a mexican’s night street scene. mexico. from ‘el laberinto’ series.

 

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up & down

Posted in personal, photo essays, projects, work by Kevin Vu on May 19, 2009

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caballero passing on the road. mexico. from ‘el laberinto’ series.

 

life has been hard and i dont think it’s going to get any easier. but i’ve been fortunate in my life to have a community that is enduring. trying to make it in photography is arduous. so i make sure to have a community of family and peers that will help me keep the faith, the faith in my vision and the faith that my passion with get me somewhere.

you need the belief that your passion and vision will last the purge. i’ve doubted so many times this past year. (just look at my previous post.)  but when i’ve gotten close to the edge, something/someone has always come to take me back. its about survival and scrapping it out for now. doing whatever is needed of you/me, be it getting coffee or taking out the trash for someone or some photographer. do it with passion and joy and people will see it.  but remember, do it with purpose.  dont ever be complacent about where you are in life.  

i was taught some valuable lessons from my football coaches during high school.  one of them was: ‘never settle for mediocrity.’

 

doubts

Posted in personal, work by Kevin Vu on May 12, 2009

©kevintvu_020fenced dog. los mochis, mexico. part of project entitled ‘el laberinto.’

what makes us know we’re taking the right choices? how do we know this is the life meant for us? i mean, really, what the fuck? how do we stay confident when there seems to be so many failures?

what does it really mean to be a part of something more than yourself? it sounds so courageous and poetic, that line. we try to live our lives being ‘a part of something more’. but what happens when all things go to hell in front of you? what happens when you lose that something or that someone that you never had? where do you go from there? where do i go from here?

settling in

Posted in work by Kevin Vu on May 7, 2009

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light coming through a window on lauren devon. mexico d.f., mexico.

 

i cant believe it is 5 months into 2009! i’ve decided that the next half of this year is going to be dedicated to my business as a photographer. i need to work on the business side and build on the relationships that i have here in southern california. there’s a huge, albeit saturated, market. i need to be in one place for a bit so that i can build on my client relationships. therefore, i’m going to hunker down for a bit. that means no frivolous traveling or spending. lets see how i do.