Author archives: Anna

  • Henry Chu

  • I seem to have let myself get backlogged with all my daily adventures! These images are from last week when actor Henry Chu came up from Los Angeles to do a second photo shoot with me. I met Henry over Thanksgiving dinner at Jon Lee's; Henry's one of the killers in Formosa Betrayed-- Taiwanese Ameri[...]
  • Alice Tong

  • last night, ho chie, a couple friends, and i went to cafe la flore in the richmond district, SF, to see chinese-taiwanese-american indie singer-songwriter alice tong perform. she has an absolutely amazing voice; it's the type of deep, rich, sound that surprises you as it billows out of such a smal[...]
  • Ang Lee

  • ang lee defies categorization and baffles critics. the taiwanese/american filmmaker has created movies as divergent as sense and sensibility, eat drink man woman, the ice storm, and crouching tiger, hidden dragon, but he's probably best known as the academy award-winning director of brokeback mounta[...]
  • Glamour Overload

  • as i mentioned in the previous post, TAFers converged on the bay area last weekend, and we had a rather ridiculous photo shoot, inspired by jon and howard's taiwan glamour shots from five years ago.for those of you who have never experienced asian glamour shots, it basically goes like this: the[...]
  • Ho Chie

  • ho chie tsai. regular everyday superhero, taiwanese american celebrity.he founded taiwaneseamerican.org; knows pretty much every taiwanese person on the face of this planet; oh, and being a doctor at three different sites is just his day job. lucky for me, i've known him since i was 10, a brand[...]
  • Published

  • my photo of will tiao has been published in liberty times. http://www.libertytimes.com.tw/2009/new/mar/8/today-fo5-2.htm if you happen to read chinese, you can even read what it says. of course, it's not actually credited to me, but still, pretty cool.
  • Formosa Betrayed

  • my conversation with will tiao, producer of formosa betrayed, last week at duke: will: so, what are you doing next weekend? me: oh nothing. will: want to come be a second photographer for the premiere? me. uh, YES. and that's how i made my way to the exclusive cast-crew-investors-only screening[...]
  • ITASA Workshop

  • i'm not a public speaker (funny, i went into teaching...). so when i got the opportunity to present a workshop at duke, i decided to do as little talking as possible and just have the participants do stuff. create stuff. make cool stuff. interact!these are images from the "gallery talk" station.[...]
  • Henderson

  • henderson rocked it tonight.dan being productive in linethe cheer for ridiculously awesome plays. like gerald henderson's 3 crazy dunks in a row: OH! BABY! OH! BABY! OH! BABY!
  • Duke

  • i am back! it's like coming home, really. everything is just as familiar as always. it's strange, because it seems like no time has elapsed since i last visited. i just fall right back into the pace of life here... oh, college.i flew in to run a workshop for the itasa (taiwanese american) conf[...]
  • Yosemite

  • flashback to 1990? when i was little, we drove from michigan to california, met up with my uncle from berkeley, and drove on over to yosemite national park. that's my little cousin and me.19 years later, it's my february exploration. we took off on saturday morning and arrived in the winter[...]