Category archives: lifestyle

  • Karla

  • Karla was one of our eighth grade students this year at United for Success. Back in May, by the light of the campfire on the last day of our school camping trip, Karla performed this poem. I was absolutely wowed, impressed, proud, inspired...The next week, back at school, I videotaped Karla doin[...]
  • Rachael

  • So much of our relationships depends upon context. I'm reminded of  that moment in grade school when I first saw a teacher at the mall and was stunned to realize teachers went shopping just like normal people. Or this year, when we (as teachers) brought our 8th graders into the woods for a 3-day cam[...]
  • Stephanie

  • I did a really fun test shoot today with young aspiring actress Stephanie Isidro. I know it may look very iPod-ad-esque, but it'll actually be on an article for Mochi's blog titled "The Anti-iPod." I just think her hair looks awesome!
  • Light Writing

  • Armed with flashlights, cell phones, tripod, and my camera, we headed up the hill for some light writing fun. These photos always turn out super impressive because the camera documents what we can't see in front of us. But it's just physics! And all it really takes is a very slow shutter (as long as[...]
  • Oakland Science Fair

  • Last night was an interesting experiment in convergences of threads of my life: photography meets teaching meets Duke meets TAF. A couple weeks ago, I brought some of my students to a Dinner with Scientists event hosted by our Oakland Unified School District science department. Of course, while we w[...]
  • Shawna Yang Ryan

  • Shawna Yang Ryan is a talented hapa Taiwanese American writer whose debut novel, Water Ghosts, was just released on Thursday. This week, I met up with Shawna for a late-afternoon shoot on the UC Berkeley campus. Read the spotlight article we just posted on TaiwaneseAmerican.org and visit Shawna'[...]
  • 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[...]
  • Duke

  • durham, north carolina (march 29-april 3)i drove down to my alma mater, converging with quite a number alums who were returning for completely different reasons. as always, the visit was amazing, despite the fact that the ohio weather seemed to follow me there! in addition to catching up with ma[...]
  • Travels

  • After a couple short trips out of town, I am now back in Cincinnati, Ohio. I thought I'd share a couple images from those recent trips. Chicago, Illinois (Dec. 29 to Jan. 1):Ming YoungBryan Liu Durham, North Carolina (Jan. 11-15):Paul YenDuke Symphony Orchestra cellistsTa[...]