Nha Trang, Vietnam
My little cousin was playing with my Holga Polaroid camera and as I was instructing her on how to use the flash button she instead clicked the shutter. We were only here for one night before heading to Dalat for a night and then heading straight back for Saigon/HCMC.
I was in Vietnam for less than a week as production on the the film I was working on at the time wasnt going to start for another 2 weeks. I had flown into Thailand to meet up with my roommate (director) and C (girlfriend and the film’s accountant) for a few days and then flew into HCMC to visit my mother’s family and eventually my father’s family. Luckily, my Uncle and his family were visiting from Pennsylvania so that was a bonus.
This was one of the happiest times of my life. I had only been in California for less than 6 months and already me and C were off working on a major film in Thailand with our best friends at the time.
At the time of this photo, I was a few months in to some more serious exercise and eating sensibly. I’m not too far off now from where I was, but I know where the summit is(physical/mental/life) and I know how far/hard I need to work to climb it.
Sometimes you just need to be reminded that when your body and your mind are on the same page, well, then happiness is all the rage.