I have this crazy love for boho clothes. I thought it would be awesome to shoot a nomadic look in the desert, and what other clothing would be cool for a wandering nomad than bohemian clothing? I worked with my stylist Lillian and she pulled some awesome clothing for the shoot! I also was able to get some amazing accessories from OIA Jules and Jakimac! I freaking love their stuff. I also got to shoot with an amazing model, Ashley Chung from Photogenics LA.
It was so great that JUTE Magazine picked up the editorial! Be sure to check it out and purchase an issue!
"Vagabond" for JUTE Magazine ‘14 JULY ISSUE
Model: Ashley Chung @ Photogenics LA
Photo Assistant: Sylvia Gunde
Videographer: Jessica Castro
MUA: Hikari Murakami
Hair Stylist: Alex Thao
Wardrobe Stylist: Lillian Fu
Sadly this year I didn’t get to attend Anime Expo 2014, because I had work, but I did get to photograph my friend who did get to attend! My friend Julian, Madi, and her boyfriend, Jerry cosplayed for Anime Expo this year! My friend Julian dressed up as Yang from RWBY. Then my friend Madi and Jerry cosplayed as Yoko Littner and Kamina from the show Gurren Lagann! It was really exciting to shoot my friends’ cosplay! It was a pleasure photographing these guys! I hope whoever went to Anime Expo this year had a great time!
Got to shoot Mr. Tommy Lei of My Belonging this month and it was such a pleasure because both shoots we were at an event. As usual Mr. Lei is stylish, simple, and clean! So glad I was able to shoot with him this month, he’s usually just too busy for anybody. Be sure to check out more photos on his blog.
Adding on to my month of swim wear I present you my latest editorial with Addison Culler of Photogenics LA featured in Jute Fashion Magazine 2014 issue X is “Ashore”. So happy that I was able to work with my good friend Mymy Dinh again on an editorial, this time I made sure that the photos got published! Not only that I got to work with a stylist Stephanie Bides. With this shoot, we traveled all the way to Malibu, CA to shoot. It was definitely an experience coming all the way out here.
"Ashore" for Jute Magazine 2014 - ISSUE X
I had the greatest opportunity to photograph Eugenie of Feral Creature’s swim week this month. It was definitely an easy job because we shoot so well on the beach. This beach is different from our regular beaches though, it has more rocks and less sand, so it was a total different scenery from our regular beach shoots. (Shoutouts to Sylvia for showing me the place!)
Check out the swim wear I shot for her:
Eugenie of Feral Creature was able to give me the opportunity to shoot with her for IMSO’s mini lookbook. Which was really fun! We traveled the most known area in the Los Angeles area, Santa Monica Pier. We had fun shooting in the area and it was perfect because the sun wasn’t out at the time!
It’s a little fun and edgy at the same time, perfect for the summer time!
Check out more photos on her blog!
I recently bought a UV Filter for my lens, and it’s doing me wonders, all the blue skies are looking good! (Thanks Sylvia for giving me the basic Photography 101!)
Besides that, this month I shot with blogger Dianna of Vanity Room Blog. We shot a few looks for the summer before she goes back to her country for the summer. She had some awesome swimsuits and this really awesome sports ready to wear outfit. On our adventure to shoot, one guy came up to us thinking I was her husband. Oh Venice Beach is so nice.
Other than that check out more photos on her blog!
I had the pleasure of stopping by Wolf & Man’s design studio the other day with blogger Francis Kenneth. I personally got invited by fashion designer and owner of Wolf & Man, Brian. It was pretty rad to see the clothing they had. It’s definitely what I would wear. I loved, loved, the material they used for their clothing. Francis got to try on some of their clothes and piece together some awesome outfits.
You can follow Francis and check out the looks here:
Ain’t nothing like being able to work and talk to those who are equally creative. Once again, thanks Brian for having Francis Kenneth and I at your studio!
So when I was visiting Georgia, I got to shoot an editorial with model Meghan Otis of Click Models in Atlanta and worked with amazing talents like Jennifer Nieman, who is a make up artist and hair stylist. Both were introduced to me by Jessica Castro, who is an amazing fellow photographer friend of mine. It was a pleasure to work with everyone! I really loved the abandoned mills in Atlanta, so I decided to do a shoot there while everything was still dead and dark looking. I thought this editorial fit perfectly for Dark Beauty Magazine! So I’m glad it got picked up by them!
Take a look at the images and be sure to buy a copy! :]
Check out the Behind The Scenes:
(photos by: Johnathon Tran)
"Deceiver" for Dark Beauty Magazine 2014 - Issue 32
Photographer: Randy Tran
Model: Meghan Otis @ Click Model Atlanta
HMUA: Jennifer Nieman
Wardrobe: Alisa Marie Hutchinson
Wardrobe Assistant: Chalane Bauzo
Photo Assistant: Aspen Evans, Johnathan Tran & Christina Tran
I had the pleasure of shooting Vika Skyte of Two Management! I had planned to shoot awhile back to shoot with Shiva, but never got the chance to because I had left to Georgia unexpectedly. She was so nice and awesome! With this editorial I particularly aimed for Tinsel Tokyo’s season theme, Wild West. First thing came to my mind was a cowboy, then I thought it would be really cheesy but I looked up some editorials for some inspiration, and it definitely wasn’t cheesy at all. I absolutely loved the looks they had, I’m glad it didn’t come out to be those daisy dukes cowgirls. Also, my hair and make up artist did a wonderful job on this shoot!
But anyways check out my editorial for Tinsel Tokyo!
Some behind the scenes:
Be sure to check out my video too:
I had the pleasure of meeting my newest friend Krystle through my close friend Justin, who is her boyfriend. Justin trusted me with taking picture for Krystle, so he bought these images as a gift for her. I was very happy he asked me to shoot! They also stopped by the nail shop I work at and got their nails done too. I can’t wait to attend Krystle’s graduation!
Anyways check out her photos and congrats Krystle!
I had a blast shooting this editorial because my friend, Eugenie Grey of Feral Creature was able to style for me! She has an amazing style and great sense of fashion! Not only that she knew the model before hand too and she loves Courtney’s look! I wanted more dark and minimalistic style for this shoot with a pop of color and I thought it fit very well with Courtney of Photogenics LA. It was a pleasure working with Courtney, very easy to work and she definitely knew what she was doing.
I love that my hairstylist Eddie always has idea on what to do with the hair! So glad that I could trust him! Anyways check out the photos here or just actually view it on ‘s website!
Some behind the scene photos of my talented hairstylist friend Eddie!
"Fatality" for iMUTE Magazine 2014 (WEB)
Photographer: Randy Tran
Photographer Assistant: Kevin Chu
Model: Courtney @ Photogenics LA
Wardrobe: Eugenie Grey
MUA: Maee Kroft
MUA Assistant: Iliana D.
Hair Stylist: Eddie Neuangthavong
Custom Accessory: Jessica Fang