Category archives: lifestyle

  • 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 Young Bryan Liu Durham, North Carolina (Jan. 11-15): Paul Yen Duke Symphony Orchestra cellists Ta[...]