Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Happy update

Past situation- Sent off internship package to San Antonio Express-News, got news about going to Europe for few weeks with family, gave up internships to wait for Fall internships and to allow for summer time travels

Today- San Antonio called and asked me to be their summer photo intern!!!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Quick update... few more coming

I've set these guys to med sized to see if I like them med or large! Enjoy! some good, some alrite, but the better stuff is yet to come! :)

Photo By Thao Nguyen
Richard Spooner of Team LaBarge rides Cristallo with a time of 59.45 during the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, held on Friday night starting with a $42,500 Syracuse Corporate Challenge and then moved onto the $15,00 Grambler’s Choice.

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(from left) Tom Ciappa, owner of the American Foundry, Mike Goldych, former physics teacher at Oswego high school, Jesse Bocinski, campaign manager of Bob Johnson, Bob Johnson, running for Congress of the 23rd district, Joanne Brace, former Democratic Election commissioner, Mary Ciappa, Chairman of Democratic city committee, and local attorney Mike Shanley crowd around the computer to get a quick peek of the polls. At 30 percent of polls tallied, Johnson had 37 percent of the votes. The Democrats of Oswego and Fulton gathered at the American Foundry in Oswego to root for the Democrats where they are a minority to the Republicans.

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Micheal Morris, 18, and his new foster brother Zaw Hang Ling, 18, open up a Durian, a common Asian fruit at their foster house. Ling has been in the States from Burma since July and is still struggling to learn english. The durian which was frozen when they bought it was left out and ended up rotting when they finally opened it.


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The durian which was frozen when they bought it was left out and ended up rotting when they finally opened it. Durian is not often grown in the USA and is often imported frozen.

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Residents and students of Auburn gathered for a bonfire and pep rally for their football team, which will be playing in a state tournament on Saturday.

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Residents and students of Auburn gathered for a bonfire and pep rally for their football team, which will be playing in a state tournament on Saturday.

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Junior Illustration major, Dan Tucker, 22, has been working at Alto Cinco on Westcott for about one and a half years where he bartends on weekdays and helps with the counter on Sundays.

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Seniors Sijung Suh, biochem major, along with Kyp Hurn Lee, engineering major, and Winnie Wu, public relations major performed with their group of nine other members during the performance of Cheon Ji Korean Drummers at the stage during Syracuse University's International Festival of Music and Dance which is part of a celebration for International Education Week.

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A few portraits that I shot for fun for Alli.







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Edward Stove, 62, has been working at Brighton Bakery for 4 years. The bakery has been around for three generations, since 1928 when the owner's grandfather found it. The bakery also has a brick oven that was built by NYC masons in the 1920's and contains around 40,000 bricks.

Thursday, December 7, 2006

update

So I've been busy and haven't posted anything for about a month... I promise I'll update when I get home! I just started an amazing photo story that I won't be able to post until next semester when I finish it... catch a sneak peek of it on my website under adoption...

a few more finals and then it's driving back to texas for me! I have my xmas list... would it surprise you to know that everything on it relates to photo?! lol Hopefully I'll be able to buy a light kit when I get home this break... credit card is good for something right? :)

ta ta for now... photos coming in a few weeks!

Wednesday, November 1, 2006

Christine

Photo by Thao Nguyen
Christine Dixon now lives with her sister Donna Mallinson after the death of their father eight year ago. Mallinson sometimes takes Dixon to the respite so that Dixon can do interactive activities and Mallinson can rest without having to worry about her sister.

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Christine Dixon holds her new Anne Geddes lady bug doll that she recently recieved. Dixon's room is filled with various dolls and even a collection of Elvis plates stashed in the closet.

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Christine Dixon eats her dinner while her sister Donna Mallinson pours her a cup of chocolate milk into her Otto cup.

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Christine Dixon and her sister Donna Mallinson decided on which pair of pajamas that Dixon should wear that night.

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Christine Dixon gets zipped up by her sister Donna Mallinson after changing into her pajamas. Dixon always changes into her pajamas after dinner and watches her favorite show, Walker, Texas Ranger.

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Christine Dixon sits in the living room and waits for her show to come on for the evening.

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Christine Dixon with a portrait of her late mother, who had passed away when she was younger.

Saturday, October 28, 2006

haunted barn!

Yay for learning to use my flash when I needed it! I was in a haunted house to do a shoot for the PS and had my tripod, a flash I gotta use on manual cuz TTL doesn't work with my camera and my camera. (camera with a broken back screen so I can't chimp and see if my exposure is off) Before yesterday every time I shot without being able to look at it (back in the film days... freshmen year) I came up with either blank frames, or extremely blown out stuff... So yay! Yay for surving as if I was still using film! Happy halloween!

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Syracuse resident Garrett Morgan, 3, holds onto his fireman's helment as his father Joseph Morgan, 43, walks past dangling heads in the haunted barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Ken Ford, 47, who lives down the road plays Dr. Blood in the bloody room of the Haunted Barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Ken Ford, 47, who lives down the road plays Dr. Blood in the bloody room of the Haunted Barn. The Great Swamp Conservatory put on a Great Haunted Barn, a haunted house intended for family fun as well as an education adventure with themes about wildlife, including owls, quail, osprey, and blue birds.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Jakobine!

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As a special treat, Jakobine Cordes feeds her 3 sheep and chicken slices of bread. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine uses the brush to comb out the wool to make it ready for hat and clothes making.

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Jakobine Cordes, lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine Cordes add dyed red wool to the already laid down white one to make a two color felt hat. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine Cordes puts the finishing touches on her hat as she puts it in the wooden mold to dry. Cordes lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

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Jakobine Cordes, lives in Oneida and makes hats and articles of clothing out of wool that she either sheers from her sheep or collects from different places.

Sunday, October 22, 2006

Pulaski, NY- Weekend Workshop

© Thao Nguyen 2006
Whitaker's Sport Shop and Motel in Pulaski opens up at 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. from September 1 to October 31 to catch the salmon and steelhead rush coming from Oneida Lake.

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Bob Adamski, 61, takes a cup of coffee before his day long day starts. Generally two of the workers come and open up at 5 a.m. and Adamski makes his way downstairs from his house to his store.

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"There are three passions, dogs, duck hunting, and fishing; I come somewhere after that," says Katherine Deagman jokingly as Bob Adamski feeds Jacob his daily pieces of buttered toast. Deagman who is Adamski's significant other used to work with him at a telephone company in the past and came into his life after the passing of his wife. She now comes in on Thursdays and works through the weekend to help out with the weekend rush.

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Bob Adamski holds a onto a duck hunting stamp. Adamski's favorite past time is duck hunting and he is also the president of the Ducks Unlimited group of Oswego.

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Bob Adamski takes a nap with Katherine Deagman during the middle of the day. They takes naps during the day since the store opens at 5 a.m. Adamski still dons the wedding ring of his late wife.

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Adamski totals up the days earnings as he prepares to close the store. Adamski closes the store each night and his son, daughter-in-law, significant other and a few employees help out with the store daily.

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Bob Adamski does paperwork in his office at the end of the day and prepares for another 5 a.m. day at the store the next day. Whitaker's sports shop and motel is open every season except summer. In the summer they close for renovations.

found feature

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Maksim Malakhovets, 18 months, does his flying trick with his mom, Evgenia Davydova as they wait for the Nob Hill bus on campus. Davydova and her son are in Syracuse with her husband Sergey Petrovich Malakhovets V, a new media graduate student, are from Russia and will be in Syracuse for a year for his studies.

Saturday, October 7, 2006

Some catch up pics!

Photo by Thao Nguyen 2006
Emily Haines, 5, holds on with Tammy Derrigan on the Spider ride at the Lafayette Apple Festival on Saturday.
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The Little Family Respite Center provides weekend respite tailored to your loved ones needs. Respite is available from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon by appointment. Located in Wampsville, the Little Family Respite Center offers a home like atmosphere with trained staff to provide the best quality of care while you are away.” ARC Respite
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(from left) Aeryn Mitchell, 27, Tracy Schmidtka, 23, and Danielle Wagoner look through the newspaper for movie hours in order to figure out their plans for the evening at the respite center in Madison County.

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(from left) Aeryn Mitchell, 27 shows Tracy Schmidtka, 23 her bracelet while they are on the couch of the respite center. The girls both went to Vernon-Verona-Sherrill Senior high school together.

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(from left) Danielle Wagoner, Jason McMartin, Tracy Schmidtka, Aeryn Mitchell, 27,, and Christine Dixon sit down to enjoy their dinner of turkey roast with mashed potatoes and green beans and canned pears at the respite center in Madison County. On the wall to the right are pictures of some of the residents from the many random activities that they have gone to together.

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Tracy Schmidtka points towards the rides at the LaFayette Apple Festival on Saturday as (From left) Christine Dixon, Danielle Wagoner, Chad Guiliano, and Kason McMartin start making their way over.

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Danielle Wagoner recieves a shoulder massage from Tracy Schmidtka at the LaFayette Apple Festival on Saturday.

Wednesday, October 4, 2006

New awesome addiction

Thought I would share this... What The Duck is an awesome photographer's comic strip! :)

Ahh! What to do...

Try for a 6 month internship starting in Jan... and if I get it, take Spring 07 off and delay school for a year and come back in Spring 08? (cuz the class I need to graduate is only offered in the Spring)


or should I not try? facing reality is slightly a bit more scary...

Friday, September 29, 2006

Adobe weekend

Captions coming soon... its in my bag... in the other room! :)

My Hanh Ngo and her son, Dylan Nguyen pose for a portrait in front of the store window at the T&H 2000 unisex hair salon.




Tuesday, September 26, 2006

portrait one

Photo by Thao Nguyen
Joe Chen, a 2002 Chemistry graduate of Syracuse came up with the idea to open up the Tea House on Marshall street when he was still a student in school. The Tea House, which opened in March of last year has 76 combinations of drinks and flavors to try.
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