KEVIN T VU

to the new year!

Posted in personal, work by Kevin Vu on December 25, 2009


lauren in the garden. santa fe, new mexico.
© kevin t vu

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope this holiday season finds you all w/ those you love and cherish!

As for me, It’s been an absolute hectic winter season. Work has been relentless and consistent. I’m working and making contacts w/ some great people and i am moving forward in my own work everyday. The year has flown by and it has been an utter roller coaster ride.

I finally saved enough money to buy the canon 5d mk ii w/ the 50mm 1.2f lens. its being delivered as we speak and i cant wait to get my hands on it. my next lens will be the 24mm 1.4f, but i will have to work a little more in order to get that bad boy. i’ve fallen in love with prime lenses and i dont think i could go back to a zoom. but we know that all this gear and technical stuff is always secondary to one’s creative vision.

working w/ frank these last couple of months has taught me an incredible amount in photography. w/ frank, light is a conversation. each shaft of light is a sentence. and we piece all those sentences together to start the conversation w/ the viewer. its the suggestion of his portraits that make them so powerful.

and he’s been absolutely gracious! he’s helped w/ my photographic vision and has helped me to get shooting and assisting work w/ other photographers. and he’s giving me a print of my choice for a christmas present. i’ve narrowed it down to three and am gonna let him make the final choice of which one he wants to give me.

so if you happen to be in LA, i would suggest 2 current exhibitions on display that you dont want to miss! the first is irving penn at the getty center. and the 2nd is frank’s at the icon.  you can see some images of franks exhibition on his website.

cheers to a new year!! i hope it brings us all success, in every capacity of the word!

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  1. Spelman said, on December 25, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Glad to hear things are starting to fall into place for you. Love the idea of Light being a conversation…. what a lovely concept. Merry Christmas buddy! Here’s to another year and a crazy ride!

  2. grace said, on December 28, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    cheers kevin! may you continue to be inspired by all that surrounds you! 😀

  3. Huberet said, on January 1, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Kevin! Glad to hear you are doing well. I read Frank’s interview on the APE and it’s very very inspiring. Do you know if he is teaching a workshop somewhere? I am planning to take a couple of workshops in Santa Fe or somewhere else this year.

  4. paige green said, on January 12, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Oooh…. me too…. workshops. Let’s all go. Frank’s work is awesome. So cool that you get to work with him. I think the path you are taking is smart and you are learning so much incredible stuff. Maybe you can give us a workshop. xo


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