MM URL: http://www.modelmayhem.com/refugee_photoimaging
Photography is my calling, my profession, and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday.
So Hi! my name is Phong, if it's easier you're welcome to call me Ref. I'm from Brisbane, Australia. It's the sunshine state by way of Down Under, technically.
I don’t photograph subjects as they are. I like to photograph the way they make me feel. Admittedly, sure it may be a bit of a strange concept to some. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to this craft. My tools of choice? I use both medium format film cameras and digital rangefinders.
I wrestle with every image I shoot be it film or digitally. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.
• http://refugee_p.500px.com *current professional portfolio of imagery.
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• 2014 The National - Port Moresby news photojournalist
• 2014 Viewbug - Top 10 - Emerging photographer of the Year
• 2014 ViewBug - "Split Second" Photo Grand Prize Winner 1st place
• 2013 MSIT Diploma of Photo imaging - Photographer of the year
• 2013 Canon Aust. AIPP MSIT Best Portfolio Award - Overall
• 2013 Canon Aust. AIPP MSIT Gold Print Award - Portrait Category
• 2013 Queensland AIPP Silver award - Portrait Category
• 2012 Canon National AIPP Silver with distinction award. - Environmental Portrait
• 2012 Pozible AllPozible photography 1st place award - Creative category
• 2012 Citylab.cc imaging - Featured photographer/artist December
• 2011 - 2012 Football Federation Australia - GCU supporters Head photographer