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January 2, 2010 Acoustic Holiday Party

I wanted to throw a few photos in before the holiday season and spirit completely withers away.  This is small little Christmas acoustic ‘concert’ that I shot last week.

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This is the day that I became fond of Pepperjack cheese cubes. yum.

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Far East Movement swag

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More swag.

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[FM] on the dance floor.

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Vudoo Soul.

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Lydia, she’s the only girl on Quest Crew, I believe.

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AJ Rafael, a Youtube music sensation.

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His other half.

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Dj Virman

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This is me. icon smile Acoustic Holiday Party Hello

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Erich Chen Photography. Hacienda Heights Event Photographer. Los Angeles Event Photographer. Creative Event Photographer. Modern Event Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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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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November 15, 2009 Be The Difference Event!

Be the Difference is an event hosted and sponsored by Pacific Castle and 4cthePower, it was held at the Hacienda Center, and granted that it was the first event ever held there it had a decent turn out. Here are a few photos of the event

Opening act was Catterfly

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This is Jamie Hardy. Her music was the really, really mellow and sad type.  It really did sound mellow and sad.

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Wilson High School Cheer Team. Horray.

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Best Stage Presence award goes to Vudoo Soul with his amazing vocals singing Michael Jackson and other lively songs.

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Alex Shiau rappin’

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The next three photos are some of my favorite from the event. They’re photos of the local highschool kids ‘breakin’ it down old skool. Being among them made me feel young sometimes, and then super old at other times.

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One of my favorite artists! Clara C. She’s got soul, talent, and beauty! I look forward to doing a portrait session with her very soon!

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To “sing your heart out” is an expression best shown by the lead singer of this band called “Seriously.” Seriously.

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This is IZ. If you’ve never seen him teach workshops to high school kids, let me tell you, his passion for music definitely shows when he’s teaching. Seriously.

I also come to learn that a crowd can get super excited over anything that is thrown into a crowd. Be it a t-shirt (clean or sweaty), drumstick etc. etc. I think if I was ever a performer I’d throw some random trash out just to see who would try and catch it. Seriously.

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This is IZ’s silhouette. I like this photo because it represents his leadership. Seriously.

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Hollywood’s paparazzi has nothing compared to these kids.

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These are the world renown “Gamblerz” an internationally winning b-boy crew with moves that not even the word ‘sick’ can be sufficient enough to describe.  Their moves are ‘deathly ill.”

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They make this look easy.

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Often imitated and never duplicated…

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This is none other than Kaba Modern, the offspring of UCI and America’s Best Dance Crew

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This dude below is my buddy Lawrence Kao. The day before this show, he taught a dance workshop at Glen A Wilson High school (which was where him and I graduated.) Needless to say  the teeny bopper girls were so excited to see him that they formed a line to take photos with him. I was the guy that all the girls handed their camera to to take a photo of him. Yay. icon sad Be The Difference Event!

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Erich Chen Photography. Hacienda Heights Event Photographer. Los Angeles Event Photographer. Creative Event Photographer. Modern Event Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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My work is on the front page of three very big websites!

On the Papaya website, much good news! First it was a few photos. Then it was “New Arrivals” Domination. Now it’s Front Page Domination. Next it’s magazines! Needless to say I am very excited!

Don’t worry PETA, the fur in the photo below isn’t real.

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In other news! The flier that I designed for “Be the Difference” is on the front page of two other popular websites. I will also be shooting the event this weekend, which is exciting as well!

One being the very well known (among Asian Americans) angryasianman.com

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The other being they very well known (among San Gabriel Valley residents) the San Gabriel Tribune website!

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This is madness! This is …Sparta!

Erich Chen Photography. Hacienda Heights Fashion and Portrait Photographer. San Gabriel Fashion and Portrait Photographer. Los Angeles Fashion and Portrait Photographer. If you are interested in your own event coverage or fashion shoot please contact me through my website www.erichchen.com

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