heading home

Posted in personal by Kevin Vu on December 18, 2008

dog walking past the ruins of chichen itza. chichen itza, mexico.
© kevin t vu

we are on our last days of the trip. i’ve gone full circle and am now back in san miguel de allende. it’s weird being here w/ lauren and not w/ those from the s.m. workshops. i’m in the same place, but making new memories and experiences.

we fly back to california early friday morning. didnt have enough time to make it all the way back before christmas and did not want to do the 42 hr bus ride from here. in 2 days, i will have to come back to reality and realize that i am unemployed, like so many others in our economy today.


making headway

Posted in personal by Kevin Vu on December 2, 2008

lauren swimming. tulum, mexico.
© kevin t vu

lauren checking out the view from our cabana. lago de bacalar, mexico.
© kevin t vu

we have made our way through the yucatan peninsula, belize, and am now in guatemala. it has been quite an adventure and we’re learning loads from each other. the land we have seen and the people we have met have been remarkable. we’ve been to a couple of world heritage sites and have relaxed in some crystal clear waters. we went scuba diving in the world’s second largest reef yesterday in belize. all this and all i have now is two plastic point and shoot film cameras, one for color, the other b/w. i had to return the d3 to the workshops so i had to make due w/ something else. so i am now back to shooting film and seeing where these images and way of shooting takes me. i have no clear idea of where i’ll go as i currently have no parameters. but i’m hoping to narrow it down as i go, as per usual.

unfortunately, we had to skip thanksgiving in the states. i always get sad for missing thanksgiving due to the fact that it is my favorite holiday. i had to settle for fried chicken w/ fries while lauren had some belizian fried fish.

we have three weeks to go and will make it back to california before christmas. that should give me a short enough fix to fill my traveling addiction for a bit. but u never know!

Patrick Donehue

Posted in work by Kevin Vu on November 9, 2008

Lorena modeling for me. san miguel de allende, mexico.
© kevin t vu

I just finished my week assisting with Patrick Donehue, the director of photography at Corbis. He has been a wealth of information! I feel very fortunate to have met him at this time in my life, especially when I am reflecting on my next career move. He was generous enough to give me insight on my work and career and i’m hoping to take advantage of this opportunity.

I have one more week left here. I will be working w/ jim richardson this week through national geographic expeditions. and then i will be off to meet lauren in mexico city where we’ll set off on our adventure through mexico, belize and guatamala! woohoo!