Photography in Vietnam : Part 3

Photography in Vietnam : Part 3

by Stephen Laughlin December 09, 2020

It started to rain again and I remember looking out the window of the taxi and thinking how wonderful this whole trip had been and right then seeing all these people riding motorbikes in the rain with their bright colored gear on. I had left my camera in my room because I was getting tired of always having it with me, so I pulled out my phone to capture the moment in the taxi.

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Photography in Vietnam : Part 2

Photography in Vietnam : Part 2

by Stephen Laughlin December 01, 2020

When we arrived, Son's cousins were already working, pulling weeds, scrubbing the tiles clean, and adding new gravel to the top of the grave. I took a few photos of the situation, then I put my camera away and joined them in shoveling new gravel into baskets to be spread.

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Photography in Vietnam : Part 1

Photography in Vietnam : Part 1

by Stephen Laughlin November 30, 2020

I have always been drawn to Vietnam, as a kid it was the war, the movies, the jungle. I have seen most of the movies and read many books. When I got older it became more about the travel, the idea of backpacking and exploring in far away land where everything is foreign and confusing. When I actually got there, my ideas changed into the reality that Vietnam is today: friendly people, hospitality, modern cities, good food, crazy traffic, beautiful landscapes, and serious rainstorms.

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Summer Venture : Southeast Missouri

Summer Venture : Southeast Missouri

by Stephen Laughlin July 25, 2019

A lot of planning goes into these trips before we drive off. basically it comes down to gear and food, but how much to bring and what to bring is the planning part. We get the gear and food sorted out at least a day or more before we drive off. Then I am relaxed about leaving and have time to think about the one watch that I will take on this journey.

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Photographing San Francisco

Photographing San Francisco

by Stephen Laughlin May 13, 2019

I wanted to book more time before and after the Wind-Up Fair to get out with my camera and explore this city that I have spent so little time in. I get a lot of inspiration and motivation for my work and future designs by getting out and living life, doing things and interacting with people outside of the watch world.

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Five Day Venture on the Buffalo National River.

Five Day Venture on the Buffalo National River.

by Stephen Laughlin July 01, 2018

Our gear was minimal on the river, just the basics, and in these situations "less is more"... if you don't need it, don't bring it. This philosophy is similar to how I design watches. I often say "Just because you can, doesn't mean you should", or "keep it simple". These excursions give me time to get away from the office and field test a watch.

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