Posted in personal by Kevin Vu on April 29, 2009

Self-Portrait in front of the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial. Washington D.C.


Its time for a change in the look and feel of this blog.

I find the self-portrait above really interesting.  I think the picture could be improved.  It borders too abstract.  But I like the metaphor.  Its a reference to my Vietnamese heritage and how I was raised in the western world.  My physiognomy says I’m Vietnamese, but if you look passed it (ie. looking pass the war memorial), you can see that I’m a westerner (the people wearing western clothing).

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Posted in work by Kevin Vu on March 19, 2009

tourists with washington monument in the background. washington d.c.
© kevin t vu

back in nyc now. still here for 6 more days. its drizzling outside.

met w/ stephen mayes last week. he’s an incredibly smart, kind and insightful person. he gave me an hour of his time to look at my work. the meeting was more similar to a palm reading. in the sense that i didnt have to say much and stephen could read everything from my images.

i learned a great deal in that one hour. the main point i got from the meeting is that there is a tremendous amount that i still have to learn. the one question that keeps in my mind, “what are you trying to say?” and i keep playing it in my head over and over.

i thought i had clear a idea of where and what i wanted to say. stephen just turned everything upside down, in an amazingly refreshing way. so he didnt pull out the vii membership contract for me to sign, but he did give me an abundance of things to think about and work on.

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from the OC to NYC to DC

Posted in personal, work by Kevin Vu on March 11, 2009

Adriel, Mignon’s son, sitting in the car. El Dorado, New Mexico.
© kevin t vu

i’ve been home for barely a week and i’m off again. heading to new york city to get my feet wet, hopefully i wont drown. then i’m gonna hit the nation’s capitol! never been, so it should be a great exploration! hopefully, i can turn this trip into some kind of project as well. maybe i can find something when i get there.

mignon gave me a great idea. i should document/video myself and call it ‘the couch-surfing cook.’ post it on youtube and hope it goes viral. great idea!

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