The idea, from the start, was to share with my kids the great American road trip. As U.S. citizens growing up in Hong Kong - Kaya, Jacinda, and Huck had never seen the West Coast or much of the East Coast and very little in between. I met the kids in Los Angeles. We rented a red, white, and blue-colored camper van, and spent the next 29 days on the road. In all, we traversed 19 states and 4 national parks. We camped on a beach, swam in a lake, and sang songs and lit fireworks in backyards across the country. We witnessed elephant seals and bison and elk in their natural habitats. Perhaps most importantly, my kids got to know me better, and see what I do for a living. They met a dozen or so of my closest friends along the way. It was everything I hoped it to be, and for them, hopefully, a summer filed with memories and laughter.
I just returned from an incredible project in Tahiti with Tiny Atlas Quarterly and Adobe Stock. In addition to working with some incredibly creative humans - I was challenged in exiting new ways: drone photography, underwater photography, and a chance to photograph some of the best surfers on the planet at infamous Teahupo'o. I brought all my favorite gear - the Canon 5Dsr, Leica Q, DJI Phantom 3 Pro, and iPhone7+. But surprisingly, the MOST fun I had during the trip was shooting on the Fuji Instax Mini 90 Neo Classic. There's something about the tangible - the analog - that made me feel like kid - and I rediscovered my love for instant film all over again. Here are some of my favorites from the trip. If you click on 'em they get bigger.