new year, new hopes

Posted in personal by Kevin Vu on December 30, 2010

portrait of deserae.  santa fe, new mexico.

© kevin t vu

Like a book and its chapters, as one year ends, we eagerly await what the new one has in store. I am so excited for the new year!  I’m full of ideas and I can’t wait to get them out into the world.

I’ve learned a tremendous amount in 2010. And I’m hoping to learn so much more in 2011!

I love the process of age and time. I have come to accept them and they in turn have given me more wisdom. For that, I am truly grateful.

“everyone is born creative, everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarden.”

~ hugh macleod

Ignore Everybody



Posted in work by Kevin Vu on December 18, 2010

fashion designer anna lynette. downtown los angeles, california.
© kevin t vu

i am still in awe that we are already at the end of 2010! its really unfathomable to me! i’m so excited for what 2011 has in store!

it has been a whirlwind. i’ve been jumping around for a bit and 2 weeks ago, i was able to go to hawaii for my very first time. what a beautiful place!! i went w/ robert maxwell and we stayed in the north shore.  it was mostly all work and very little play, but when your office is in paradise, you don’t really have a right to complain.  i had 5 min. in the water during our lunch break, but i’m happy i got to experience it on someone’s else’s dime.

after that, i came right back to LA and started assisting nadav kander on a 5 day ad gig.  i’ve always wanted to work w/ him.  i find his imagery amazing!  so it was a great experience to go thru and see his process of shooting.

i’ve had some days off now and have been catching up on my lack of sleep.  i’ve also gotten a chance to do all my holiday shopping.  i’m gonna take the time i have off to do some more tests.  i updated my website recently w/ some new work.  but adding new work makes me wanna have more work to put on.  its an endless cycle.  and i want to be a part of the cycle if i want to stay relevant.

“i never want to take this for granted, so i try to keep my motivations simple, real and positive.  if i only scrape a living, at least it’s a living worth scraping.  if there’s no future in it, at least its a present worth remembering… i feel genuinely lucky to hand on heart say i love doing what i do.  and though i may never be a rich man, for if i live long enough, i certainly have a tale or two for the nephews.”

~ mickey smith

dark side of the lens