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This is a continuation of my SAF (shoot a friend)  Project. This is Dr. Stephen Chen, and he’s my dentist.  Technically, I guess this should be labeled shoot a dentist, but the acronym would then be SAD, and that’s sad.
So in this shoot, I wanted the concept to be for my dentist to be the dentist. I thought it was quite amusing. I had a lot of fun telling him what to do, because usually he’s the one telling me what to do.
He’s also an amazing dentist and a great person.  Since he has had a very successful dentistry for a really long time, I asked him for advice for someone who’s starting their own business (me, basically) and this is what he said.

-Maintain good quality in your service.
-Listen to your clients so you can understand what they need/want.
-Don’t think that your way is the only way. If a client wants something done in another way, make your suggestions but do not dismiss what a client wants.
-Instead of complaining, fix the problem.
-Finish your deadlines on time. Make good on your promises.
-Client referrals give the best business.
-All businesses take time. It’s hard in the beginning, but your must persist.
-Be happy about yourself, and your others will be happy too.

It’s not word for word on what he said, I had to do some translating and rewording because he was speaking in Chinese some of the time.

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December 1, 2009 Meet Erica Liang (SAF)

This is a continuation of my SAF project.

This is Erica, she’s an amazing artist and lip-sync-er. She’s also a whole lot of fun. We talked a whole lot over some pho and boba about life, church, and people. It was very fun and so are her photos. The concept for the first part is breakfast! I wanted to use fruits one would normally eat for breakfast in some sort of fun and interesting manner. The concept for part two was just kinda random, because I like random.

Part 1

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I threw a ball at her neck in this photo.

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November 23, 2009 Meet Todd and Josh (SAF)

This shoot was in Oxnard. I stayed over at Todd’s to shoot him surfing in the morning, but that failed because I didn’t have a lens long enough and Todd and Josh were really far out. But afterward, I did a my SAF project on them, and shot in different places of his house including his half pipe. I also have to mention that Todd lives about a two minute walk away from the beach, on top of the fact that he has a half pipe in his backyard. His place is practically every skater/surfer’s dream house.  It is also the ideal location for a photo shoot!

A little something about Todd. He used to be in a boy band very similar to the Backstreet Boys. I’ve seen his videos of his performances where hundreds/thousands of girls are screaming while he struts across the stage. That was over 15 years ago. Then,Todd and I had a really great conversation about life, entrepreneurship, and the female species. Todd is a great man.

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November 23, 2009 Meet Andre Clark (SAF)

This is Andre Clark, a good friend of mine from college and former past Resident Advisor at UC Riverside. Holla! Then he went on to USC to do many great things in the gaming department. And now he’s working at a game developing company and starting his own new gaming business called Peanut Gallery Games . Him and his friends just started the company, and I am very excited for him and excited about the future of his growing company.

So let me explain the photos I took of Andre.  He recently bought the very popular game Modern Warfare 2, and he told me he spent about another hefty bill to get the night vision goggles. And they’re pretty legit. I tried them on a couple of times and turned off the lights and it works!  So I wanted to do a conceptual type of shoot with him with his night vision googles and this what we came up with!

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