I was born Lê Đình Hoàn in Đà Nẵng, Việt Nam. I was orphaned at birth, adopted at the age of 2, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. In 1998, I moved to New York City to be a small fish in a big pond. Since then, I have traveled to Austria, the Bahamas, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, the United Kingdom and Vietnam. Traveling the world has taught me to communicate visually and compassionately.
My work has been described as colorful, intense, crisp and chaotic. When I look at a photograph, I want to see drama, fantasy and sex.
I like color, lens flare and chewy granola bars. I rarely make my bed, but that’s mostly because there’s usually a dog sleeping in it (see below). I would rather buy more clothes than do my laundry.
I have 1 son, 1 daughter-in-law, 1 granddaughter, 1 cat, 4 dogs and 10 parakeets. There’s lots of love here.
I believe in being straightforward, being humble, being honest and crying. I believe in giving at least 100%. Volunteering my time and services with non-profit organizations such as Also-Known-As, Basenji Rescue and Transport, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, Brooklyn Men (K)onnect, the Catalyst Foundation, and Heart Gallery NYC is my way of thanking the Universe for my good fortune.
I am fascinated by everything.