"I always thought good photos were like good jokes. If you have to explain it, it just isn't that good." - Anonymous

"If I could tell the story in words, I wouldn't need to lug around a camera." - Lewis Hine

Two quotes above tell you everything about my photography philosophy. Photography is my passion. This is what I could do everyday and enjoy every moment of it. Candid pictures of people are my favorite. I have a strong belief that the best pictures are those where you look natural with true emotions and feelings.

Born in Hanoi, Vietnam, I left the country at the age of 9 for Moscow, Russia, as my family decided to move to discover a new life. I spent amazing 13 years living in Russia, meeting great people, some of those are still my best friends. In 2010, I got a chance to discover a new life on my own coming to the USA for my Master's in Tourism Management. Living in LA and being a part of the Couch Surfing community has a direct influence on me becoming a photographer. I am grateful to meet so many interesting personalities along my way who inspire and help me discover myself. I guess, that is why I enjoy photographing people and seeing their emotions, and I want to share all those captured moments with you through my pictures.