Boy's Trip is a re-imagining of the typical American western road trip with an Asian-American cast. Inspired by photos of Asian American men in the 80s hanging out and enjoying themselves, I built an editorial of a group of young men out in the desert, getting lost, exploring and then returning home. By placing Asian faces and bodies in a wild desert landscape, I'm seeking to re-introduce a quintessentially western scene as an inclusive space for this country's newer immigrants.
Photographer: Emanuel Hahn (@hahnbo) | Wardrobe Stylist: Hannah Arnold (@hangyourharp) | Talent 1: Chris Yi (@christheyi) | Talent 2: Sunho Yoo (@sunho_patiogym) | Talent 3: Willy Park (@sweetsweetwilly) | Photo Assistant: Gee Young Moon (@misotofumilk)
Emanuel Hahn (he/him) is a Los Angeles-based commercial and documentary photographer/director. As a Korean Third Culture Kid growing up in Singapore and Cambodia, he developed an interest in storytelling, especially on topics of identity, culture, diasporic experiences and the question of what it means "to belong". His deep observational and listening abilities have led him to tell the stories of the coffee farmers in Colombia, Chinese grocery store owners in the Mississippi Delta, the Korean Uzbeks in Brooklyn, and most recently the Koreatown community in Los Angeles through his photo book Koreatown Dreaming.
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