WonderWorld: Los Angeles's Newest Pop-Up Art Exhibition

Welcome to Wonderworld. LA’s newest pop-up art exhibition based on Alice in Wonderland. It’s been a while since I been to a museum or art exhibit so I was pretty excited when my friend Emily messaged me if I wanted to go to their VIP opening party. Only influencers with their +1 were allowed to attend this opening party so thank you Emily for inviting me!

Bowser the Goldendoodle was also here! He’s one of the cutest dogs that I’ve ever seen in my life. He’s very well trained too. When his owner told him to sit still on the moon, he stayed put for a good 5 minutes as we were snapping photos of him. I guess this is what being a dog influencer in LA looks like.

As the the event was coming to a close, we had a few more minutes to spare. Since there was nobody else in line to take photos with the moon, we had the room all to ourselves. Some of us helped throw balloons into the air to get that perfect photo. TEAMWORK!

I just want to thank WonderWorld for again inviting us to their grand opening. Also want to thank my friend Emily for choosing me as her +1! I know for some of us it was a much needed time of just having fun and being in each other’s company after a long a stressful week. Until next time!

Kollaboration Empower Conference 2019

About 2 weeks ago, I had the honor of being one of the photographers for the Empower 2019 conference created by Kollaboration. The goal of the conference is to inspire the next generation of Asian Americans in their creative career path or industry. Aspiring Asian Americans from all different ages and backgrounds gathered together at the Japanese American National Museum to hear from professionals across various industries such as art, digital media, entertainment, and business. This 2 day conference included workshops led by industry experts, small group mentorship programs, panelist sessions, and the chance to network with other attendees. While I was photographing the event, I also had the chance to sit in and listen to some of the speakers who spoke at the large group sessions. After attending the conference, I came back feeling rejuvenated and inspired more than ever. I highly recommend you guys to attend the Empower Conference next year if you’re ever in the Los Angeles area!

Behind the Scenes of Looking for the Good M/V by Miki Wong

Ever since I joined Asian Creative Network (ACN) back in December, I’ve been blessed with so many opportunities. I had the chance to collaborate with so many models, photographers, and musicians, as well as landing a paid partnership with a company that I’m deeply passionate about (it’s a secret for now, but more on that soon!). Fast forward to the middle of January, my friend Miki (who I met through ACN) invited me out to take some behind the scene photos for her first music video of her brand new song “Looking for the Good”. I was ecstatic when she invited me, because I’ve always wanted to shoot some behind the scenes photos for a music video, but the opportunity never came…. until now.

I just want to say thank you to Miki for inviting me out to take behind the scenes photos of her first music video! It was so much fun meeting and working with everyone on set.

CREDITS:

A DO Yu Production & Ukkei Entertainment Production

Produced by Megan Siu Lau and Miki Wong
Directed by Josiah Yu

CAST:
Miki's Dad: Norris Lowe
Miki's Mom: Juliette Lin
Random Attacker: Michelangelo Nguyen
Señor Woof Woof: Justin Sor
Madam Nyan Nyan: Megan Lau
Dancers: Noelle Funtanilla, Gregory Yuan, Jophiel Raguro

CREW:

Director of Photography: Ryan Hoang
Assistant Director: Megan Lau
Camera Operator: David Woo 
1st AC: Chris Blum
Editor/Animator: Sarah Leeper
Set PA: Li-Wei Chu and Justin Sor
Gaffer: Megan Lau
Key Grip: Amy Hoang
Choreographer: Noelle Funtanilla
Hair and Makeup: Joanne Kim and Jessica Yun
Location Manager: Michelangelo Nguyen
Art Department: Amanda Thai

Song Credits:
Written by Miki Wong, Brite Ma, and Des Flores
Produced by Glenn Clancy