• All About a Boy

    On March 3, 1978, in the only hospital in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, I was born into this world kicking and screaming, and my parents often remind me that I haven't changed much since. I choose to take that as a compliment. My kicking and screaming isn't a vulgar retaliation against the injustices of this world that have caused me great suffering and misfortune, for I've lived a truly blessed life. Wonderful parents, wonderful siblings, wonderful friends. I even had a wonderful dog once, but he ran away. And I've had my fair share of wonderful experiences. My kicking and screaming is a celebration of life, a manifestation of the joy I feel for being alive. It's a manic urge to express myself through a number of mediums in loud, bright colors that say "Thank you God for blessing me with so much!" Not to say that I don't paint gloomier themes in darker colors sometimes, as manic urges are just one part of an alternating cycle of highs and lows. I'm sure a graph of my life would alternate erratically back and forth across that central axis that represents "normality", but I can say truthfully that I'm happy the curves of my life have never become lines, especially ones that rest flat on that central axis. I plan to go on kicking and screaming when I can, and when I can't, in those periods of self-reflection and soul-searching that I sometimes desperately crave, I hope to learn how to kick harder and scream louder. Not to lash out, but to be heard. Not to hurt, but to help. To change. And to create.

    That's my deepest desire, my one true driving energy. To create. And a tortuous, sometimes agonizing path it has been to discovering how best to create. It's a path I'll most likely spend my entire life stumbling down, discovering new outlets for my creative urges as I go. I see a lot of Vincent van Gogh in me. Not that I'll ever have his talent (although he'd be the first to argue that talent can be a very subjective thing), or necessarily find that one medium of expression to so faithfully, and painfully, pursue, but I feel that same feverish drive to create at times, and I've seen how it can lead me to both great joy and misery, often simultaneously. And to think I was once an aspiring engineer. Oh, the roads we travel in life. Never knowing the way because we never know the final destination.

    Contact Me

  • Apple - Quick Tips

    Series of 21 'Quick Tips' videos I directed for Apple Asia.
  • Vanke Real Estate Promo

    A promo video I shot for China's largest residential real estate developer Vanke.
  • Evona Fashion Shoot

    A fashion video I shot for French women's fashion company Evona.
  • Monmilk Music Video

    A "music video" I shot for new ice cream product from China's biggest dairy producer Monmilk.
  • Reebok Yao Ming TVC

    I shot the behind-the-scenes video for Reebok's "Fuel Yao's Unlimited Power" TV commercial.
  • Beijing Olympics TVC

    I shot the behind-the-scenes video for the final official Beijing Olympics TV commercial.
  • Life is a Miracle

    Shot behind-the-scenes doc and production stills for this film starring Zhang Ziyi and Aaron Kwok.
  • Lost Indulgence

    Camera assistant and still photographer for Zhang Yibai's film starring Karen Mok and Jiang Wenli.
  • The Warrior and the Wolf

    Shot behind-the-scenes doc and production stills for this Chinese blockbuster.
  • Rock The Web

    Photographed promotional shots in Las Vegas and Beijing for this Chinese singing competition.
  • Sichuan Earthquake

    Photos I captured while shooting a documentary for AFD about Sichuan earthquake recovery.
  • Mongolian Wedding

    My brother-in-law's wedding to his Mongolian princess in Urumqi, China.
  • Joyful Wedding

    Joy and Chris had the Beijing edition of their wedding at the Westin on Financial Street.
  • Bavarian Wedding

    Stephan and Christine's traditional wedding in the Bavarian countryside was spectacular.

Revolutionary Site

This site is currently in the midst of a great revolution. Everything from my old website has been interrogated, beaten senseless, sent down to the countryside for re-education, and will eventually resurface in this virtual world of ours as members of a much greater entity: my new website. It’s gonna put the social back in socialist. Oh yeah.

The layout of the site only needs a bit more tweaking, but the content is going to take a while to “revolutionize”. For now I’ve added most of my short films and a few work projects, but no photography as of yet. Also, most of the slider items above don’t actually link to anything just yet. After all, the revolution has only just begun!

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