About Me

At the age of 6, I was determined to become an international ping-pong champion. Somewhere between 2nd grade, getting an Ivy League diploma and a detour as a financial strategist, I wound up as an international photographer instead. Since then, I have traveled and photographed across 39 countries spanning 6 continents. Sadly, the penguins in Antarctica have not returned my calls for a shoot.

I have a wildly romantic notion about the smell of sunscreen.

I have read The Time Traveler’s Wife 7 times and secretly wish that I could travel back to 1955 to be at the opening of the Colonel’s first KFC.

My favorite word in Spanish is chicharrones. My favorite word in English is Free Wifi.  Alright, that’s actually two words.

I am still waiting for Richard Branson to offer me a ride on a Virgin Galactic flight to space. But for now, I get around on my 1974 Honda CB350F motorcycle aptly named Emma.

I am inspired by fresh mangos and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

In my spare time, I like to crawl under barbed wires, climb cargo nets and carry heavy sandbags through a muddy obstacle course.

I currently reside in San Francisco, but I love to travel as much as I love to sleep in my own bed.

To accommodate for my international travel schedule, I can only take a limited number of bookings for weddings and other events each year. Try to book as early as possible.

For bookings and more info, please reach me at kien[dot]d[dot]lam@gmail.com

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