Monthly Archives: September 2012

How I learned to eat light

I’ll admit: I never aspired to be who I am today. I never planned on it, nor did I even fathom that I would ever become a photographer when I was younger. It just happened. My childhood was filled with things that were just like any other boy; days filled with Legos, playing in the […]

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Ben Sassani -

pretty inspiring stuff! always great to see people’s journey and how they got to where they are now.

Dylan Howell -

Amazing images + story.

Journi Johnson -

Tnx, great glimpse into what makes you..well, you!

Drift Idiot -

Beautiful post Charles. You are an inspiration to some one who has been in the game just as long as you – but with far less success. Thanks for the write-up, and thanks for bridging the gap between automotive and art photography.

Anthony Gibson -

Awesome, and even more awesome photography! Thanks for sharing.

Ben Stieger -

You’re a nugget Linhbergh, something we can all aspire to.

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Thanks man!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Thanks Journi! Really appreciate it.

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Charles? Hehe. But thanks for posting my blog!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

I really appreciate the your kind words. Thank you.

Joshua Russell -

Lin…you are the man! I see a lot of similarities between us, from the early years to our art background and favorite artists, not to mention the instant music connection we had on that long drive to the desert last year. So glad we’ve met and I wish we had the chance to hang out more! Until then, I’ll look forward to all your nerdy comments on my nerdy posts. Keep it up!

Daniel Mora -

Great story.

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Thanks man!! We definitely need to hang out more and talk about nerdy things all the time. If anything, there’s a long over due photo trip out into the middle of no where sometime soon!

Joshua Russell -

im down! i should just make a trip down to LB and do some biking with you on a weekend you arent busy. ill text ya

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Let’s bike first, photography road trip later. Next weekend possibly? :)

Bruno Vega ドリフト -

incredible post Linhbergh! every success needs a sacrifice, as you did with the miata, the step to FF photography is awesome. deep words and inspiring shoots! I hope someday we could know each other, talk about techniques, cars and photography , cheers from chile bro!

Brayden Cresswell -

Amazing read Linbergh your work just blows me away if I could be Half as good as you I would be happy.

Sam Nalven -

Ohhhhhh my. Captain Dyslexia strikes again. Was writing another message to a Charles.

Ben Sassani -

So I’ll be in San Diego in a few weeks. if you’re in town, we should do lunch or brunch or whatever.

Khanh Ng -

Great story! My friend Costas Stergiou is very proud of you mentioned his name on this blog :)

Linhbergh Nguyen -

For sure! Hit me up when you got your travels plans sorted.

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Definitely let me know if you ever come state side –California specifically and I’ll let you know if I ever head your way.

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Thanks Brayden! Keep having at it and never stop!

Ben Sassani -

I’ll hit you up next week and tell you my itinerary.

Carl Christian Bronken -

You are like a hero for us photographers! Great amazing work, and love the story behind!

Emilio Savov -

A photographer that I absolutely admire! You have such an incredible style, your ideas sometimes are out of this world, man, absolutely stunning, you make pictures of cars to look as pictures of some sexy girls..can’t take my eyes off them :) Thanks a lot for speedhuntin’ and showing to us your passion.

Daniele Fontanin -


Francesco Lombardi -

Ne voglio una….

Francesco Lombardi -

Daniele ma come si fa a fare una foto come la Terzultima con la mustang verde acqua? :)

Daniele Fontanin -

boh…bisogna avere i controcazzi! Io non lo so :(

Bas Kuiper -

Never thought you could achieve such a high level of photography in only 5 years.

Tiffany Shelton -

So when will you come to Thailand and be a guest lecture for my Uni? huh huh! when!

Joe Dantone -

Bro! You rock! I’ve loved your work for a very long time I’ve kind of faded away from shooting cars and got more into weddings now, but I always stay ontop of your work. This was a kick ass write up, as I always love to hear how other photogs got their start. Keep it up!

Jone Klemo Øverland -

Thanks for story behind. really look up to you and your achievement. amazing to see what kind of pictures you managed to get out of your old D40 too.
inspirational :) well I will keep trying with my 60D :) see ya.

Pepper Yandell -

Awesome blog post, and incredible pictures. I love the way you.. eat light!

Ginash Jdmc -

loved it!

Nancy Yandell -

I have to say, your quite a writer also!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Automotive is still 90% of what I do but I’ve also just recently gotten into weddings. I get such a high from shooting weddings –they’re insanely fun!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

I always say, its never about the equipment. It’s all about the person that uses it. Keep shooting, buddy!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Thanks, Pepper!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

I would LOVE the opportunity to speak at your University!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

Much love!!

Linhbergh Nguyen -

You’re very kind, Nancy. Thank you!

Jone Klemo Øverland -

thanks :) i will keep doing. and thanks for the reply.

Philip Tieu -

You are an interesting character and your work is amazing. Thanks for sharing Linhbergh!

Joe Dantone -

Ya I love automotive, I’ve shot the eastcoast bash and club loose events as well as 1 year at Wall for FD (which I saw how crazy you really get to get your amazing images) but I think my passion lies in weddings, getting the rush from the uncontrolled chaos of timing down to the incredible emotion through out the day is unlike anything I’ve shot before. Also every wedding is different and its your chance to really tell a great story the way you want through your pictures.

Perri Minot -

Awesome indeed. Thanks for sharing the personal pieces. Great work!

Alvaro Naranjo -

u have 2 real fans linhbergh… miss u in sh!

Efrain Arias -

Fantastic read, your work its amaizing and your photos have allways inspired us in this little island called Dominican Republic.

Raihan Skalski -

great post linh! I’m starting much earlier in photography but I guess I need to step up on art first.. thanks for the insight! by the way.. would you post an inside look of your workflow? thanks so much!

Kadir Yalcin -

you know.. you and I actually aren’t that different. I draw everywhere on everything. I draw cartoons, cars, bikes, engines, action figures with big-ass muscles and sexy shades :D though I’m not the greatest drawer, I just love it and enjoy every second of it, brainstorming about the next little detail. like you said everything falls victim to my creative fervor :D and just like you I have burning desire for any kind of creative professional. Be it editing videos, taking photos and postprocessing them. But all I want is to become a professional photographer. In particular shooting cars. low as hell, balls to the wall-like cars. But there’s one difference though. You see, I’m only 17 yet and my parents won’t let me pursue my dreams stating that the creative industry is too hard and there’s no money to make a living of. All I want is to reach to the sky and achieve my goal to perhaps become a Linbergh. A boy that made it so far that he could make a living out of his hobby instead of a 9 to 5 job. Now we do have a Sony NEX-5 camera and I’m already experimenting with the manual settings, but that just doesn’t cut it for me. I want to earn my food with it. I don’t have to be a freakin billionaire. All I want is to make enough to feed my family and have roof on my head.

You really inspire and I’m a huge fan of your work. Any advise from you would really appreciated.
A BIG fan of yours..

Larry Chen -

Don’t give up on your dream.

Nelson Queralta Jr. -

Wow amazing. I’ve been a fan of your work ever since your photos appeared on Speedhunters. You definitely are an inspiration and I wish you the best in all your future endeavors. It can only get better. Thanks for sharing this Linhbergh.

Spencer Munch On Muncheros -

gives us all hope. Great inspirational piece !thank you