So. What do I do and what do I want to do? I have no idea what I’m doing. I’m creating.
I dabble in a little bit of everything. You will see illustrations, photography, crafting, writing, and whatever else I happen to pick up. There is going to be various degrees of nudity, blood, surrealism, and general weirdness. There will also be cute animal content because why the hell not?
Ideally, I would like to be able to convey a story with my work. A sense of connection and mood to each piece. I know that won’t necessarily be the case every single time but that will be my general goal. I want to show the beauty in what is uncomfortable. Toeing the line between pretty and creepy. Something that makes the onlooker feel a slight unnerved but not be able to look away. Both soothing and a little unsettling.
I am also always drawn to the slightly imperfect pictures. I enjoy the flow of an image more than the technicality. So. You’ll see photos that are slightly blurred. You’ll see images that don’t make anatomical sense. You’ll see lighting mistakes. You’ll see imperfections. Lots of them. And though I will continuously learn to be and do better I’m also allowing myself to continually enjoy what happens naturally.
When there was nothing else and no one else, my own creativity was what got me through. Luckily, I've come to a point in my life that I am able to understand my inner struggles more, embrace my flaws, and still be able to work on improving myself. My travels have taken my up and down the west coast and now I've ventured across the country to the East Coast, hopefully overseas will be in my future.
If I learned one thing in college, it is that every piece of artwork has a part of the person(s) involved, whether it is purposeful or even known.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
1) How do you pronounce your name?
My first name is Linh which is pronounced how it looks, with a silent "h." So similar to "Lynn" and "Lin." My last name is Nguyen and that's the one people have the most trouble with. There are a few ways it's commonly pronounced, however, the most accurate is "win." Fun fact, Vietnamese is a one syllable language!
2) What are you? Where are you from?
Well. I'm a human being, as far as I know, and I was born in California. Please don't ask people these questions. It is so very rude. It may seem innocent enough but it's riddled with weird ass assumptions. If you were curious about my ethnicity or cultural background then that would be Vietnamese.
3) Did you go to school for art?
Yes and no! I've always done creative things, primarily illustrations, since I was a kid. I'm self taught in that, for the most part. I technically went to school for and got my BFA in photography but I am mostly self taught (after the fact) on my particular style of photography.
4) Do you offer commissions?
Occasionally, I will. Mostly I am trying to focus on my own projects at the moment but will open commissions every now and again so definitely keep an eye out!
5) Can I get your work tattooed? Can you design my tattoo?
If you'd like to get my work tattooed, please PLEASE reach out to me first! I would love to see the end result! If you love my work enough to have it permanently inked on you, I'd also ask for some form of donation so that I can continue to do what I do as well as care for my animals. I don't often design tattoos anymore because that service is typically included in the cost with your tattoo artist. Also, I work and visualize my work on flat surfaces so cannot guarantee what it'll look like on curves.
6) Will you collaborate with me?
Unfortunately, no. I loved working with fellow creatives in the past but ultimately had bad experiences. Ideally, I would love to get back to it at some point. So, hopefully!