Saturday, May 26, 2012

Mike Nguyen Speaking at Michael Maddox Modeling Coach Seminar

Speaking at the Michael Maddox Birthday Seminar helping the new comers to the business! Thank you Michael for the opportunity! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Guest Speaker

I will be a guest speaker at  Michael Maddox's Seminar on Saturday May 26. 
Seminar. This seminar will be covering model building, runway, agencies, fashion Industry standards. We will be holding a raffle for a free photo session me. :)  If you would like to attend please visit for details Tickets will be $35 per person.
Address is Playa Vista Public Library, 6400 Playa Vista Dr, Playa Vista, CA 90094. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Hammock - I Can Almost See You

Closely resembles Sigur Ros, but different in many ways. I highly recommend checking out.


One of my favorite images I have shot.

This was shot with no lighting besides the projector and little to to no editing. 

 Mike Nguyen©                                                                     

Monday, May 7, 2012

My pick for camera Straps 2012 the BLACKRAPID RS-7

After much review, I when ahead and bought the Black Rapid RS7 with FastenR-3 Curved Camera Strap RS-7 with the Brad attachment. While doing much of my researching for the best canon after market strips I found the RS7 meets all current needs for control stability and features. I truly love the one center locking join with the over the shoulder sling design and Brad's under arm locking system. I like the lock in place clamps on the front and back, helps you lock in place your heavy expensive gear from to much swaying, which on cheaper brands would eventually cause more dings and dents.

 There is only a few issues I have found is I 'm not very thrilled about the locking clip design in the back. It's wide open design leaves room for someone to easy disconnect your buckle from your back side, but for an additional $10 bucks you can get the Velcro cover mod Buck.  As any marketing ploy the company will try to nickle and dime you to death with all the detailed attachment, (mods) features offering no real combo pack options besides the RS 5 cargo even then that seems to be more of a cumbersome travel strap then a good all around streamlined pro strap like the RS7. The pricing is still a little steep for camera strap but in the end spending a $100 for a strip plus strip accessories in the end it will pay off in protecting your investment.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

I always try to keep this in mind.

“Greed, envy, sloth, pride and gluttony: these are not vices anymore. No, these are marketing tools. Lust is our way of life. Envy is just a nudge towards another sale. Even in our relationships we consume each other, each of us looking for what we can get out of the other. Our appetites are often satisfied at the expense of those around us. In a dog-eat-dog world we lose part of our humanity.” 
― Jon Foreman

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

My Newest Editorial Featured 3 different covers in Tatalum Magazine May 2012!

Publication & Cover Story by Tantalum Magazine May 2012 issue 9
Lady Monarch by Mike Nguyen©

This editorial was a idea I had envisioned back in  2010, when a friend of mind bough his first LCD projector after he plugged it we watched some images and movies,  I quickly realized this would be great for a editorial. Even years before that I had always wanted to do a shoot with a projector type tool that can show locations in aways that reminds you of the old 50-60s movies with people driving in cars and a projection of roadways. But due to the fact I was a staring out as a part time photographer on the weekends, spare time, little to no budget, buying our own wardrobe from department stores and no agencies to pull models from and a small team. This idea of mine was put on the back burner. Now here we are 2012 and with all the right key elements in play. I am able to bring you Lady Monarch. 

Team credits 
Creative Drector: Mike Nguyen 
 Photographer: Mike Nguyen
 Wardrobe Stylist: Kristen M Stuart
Model: Lucy Lucy McIntosh @ Photogenics 
Makeup: Leibi Carias
Hairstylist: Dano Abriol, 
Wardrobe Stylist Assistant: Jammie Chasteen and Brittney Moore
Hair Stylist assisted Josh, Peter, and Leibi
 Retoucher Mike Nguyen
 All clothing credits are as followed.
 Furne One Amato Couture (clothing) and Shoes for the Stars (shoes)

Hello Kitty jets: airplanes is here

Forget the YouTube videos . If you want a real dose of cute cat, book a flight with Taiwan airline EVA Air.
The carrier has recently launched three Hello Kitty-themed aircraft  [Chinese language], on which everything from the fuselage to the flight attendants to the food is kitted out in the kawaii cat brand's images. 
Passengers have been purring with delight, according to Anna Wong, an EVA Air public relations officer in Hong Kong. 

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announces organ donation initiative on profiles

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