QUARTERLY REVIEW | FALL 2019
As the rainy season slowly comes to an end here in Southeast Asia, I wanted to take a moment and update you on what’s been going on the past few months, as we all prepare for wedding high season!
In August I brought my wedding photojournalism workshop series to Vietnam. The series started earlier this year in Shenyang, China, where I taught alongside the amazing Erica and Lanny of TWO MANN. The next stop on the workshop tour will be Bangkok, Thailand.
I’m also proud of a personal project that has turned into a commercial success, focusing on the unique design aesthetic of the Filipino jeepney.
Last, but certainly not least, have been some absolutely incredible weddings shot in Vietnam, Thailand and the Philippines.
Looking forward to the coming new year, weddings in Oahu, Hawaii, El Nido, Philippines, and Nova Scotia, Canada highlight what looks to be a very exciting wedding season.
Thanks for taking the time to catch up with my photography. Here’s hoping we get a chance to work together on some amazing events in 2020!
Wainwright Workshops was held for the second time in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, with over 120 photographers attending over 2 days!
Focusing on how to document the emotional real moments of weddings, we all learned a lot about how to make wedding pictures that our clients will cherish many years from now.
We also took a deep dive into "making pictures that ask questions" - discovering how to pull viewers into images that purposely don't tell the whole story.
THE JEEPNEY PROJECT
DOCUMENTING A FILIPINO PHENOMENON
This is a personal project I started in September, photographing the amazing jeepneys of Manila. These vehicles are distinctly Filipino – one of a kind artworks that are cheerfully colorful. They are also symbolic of the traffic problems that plague the capital city.
The next phase of the project will be portraits of jeepney drivers and the artists who paint these unique moving canvases.