KELLY PADGETT

TV. FILM. PHOTOGRAPHY.
"In this song are the words and feelings I never had the courage to say to you in person. I knew who you were from the moment we met again, and again i was afraid. The first person i meet on my journey home is the first and only person I ever loved when I left. Faith has ensured that we be together and together we will forever be. I came home not because of my family but because of you."
- (The letter I wrote for the film) 

Binh, from Saigon, but shot in Go Cong, Vietnam 
A still frame from my short film. Unfortunately it won’t be completed and has to be re-shot when i have more time and different crew, and perhaps a little money. I still hope to make this dream a possibility. 
Concept - Kelly Padgett
Story By - Kelly Padgett / Phil Wyatt
Writer - Phil Wyatt
Original Song - Đoàn Nhược Quý
Directed By - Kelly Padgett
Starring - Ngo Thanh Binh / Nhan Phan

"In this song are the words and feelings I never had the courage to say to you in person. I knew who you were from the moment we met again, and again i was afraid. The first person i meet on my journey home is the first and only person I ever loved when I left. Faith has ensured that we be together and together we will forever be. I came home not because of my family but because of you."

- (The letter I wrote for the film) 

Binh, from Saigon, but shot in Go Cong, Vietnam 

A still frame from my short film. Unfortunately it won’t be completed and has to be re-shot when i have more time and different crew, and perhaps a little money. I still hope to make this dream a possibility. 

  • Concept - Kelly Padgett
  • Story By - Kelly Padgett / Phil Wyatt
  • Writer - Phil Wyatt
  • Original Song - Đoàn Nhược Quý
  • Directed By - Kelly Padgett
  • Starring - Ngo Thanh Binh / Nhan Phan
“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” ―Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds


Somewhere between Sa Đéc and Cần Thơ, Vietnam
Photo by me, Edit by Hy Lee. Hy is learning to edit photos, and getting into photography. You can see Hy in the image after this one. 

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” 
Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

Somewhere between Sa Đéc and Cần Thơ, Vietnam

Photo by me, Edit by Hy Lee. Hy is learning to edit photos, and getting into photography. You can see Hy in the image after this one. 

His name, Hy.
Saigon, Vietnam 
Hy hanging out during a recent music video shoot my friend and I were working on, and i shot this image of him. 

His name, Hy.

Saigon, Vietnam 

Hy hanging out during a recent music video shoot my friend and I were working on, and i shot this image of him. 

Gò Công, Vietnam

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I have ended up where I needed to be.” 
― Douglas Adams

  • Hasselblad 500C
  • Kodak Porta 160

Gò Công, Vietnam

Went down to visit family (yes I technically have Vietnamese family), took two friends of mine with me as well. One is into photography so we shot a few rolls of film each. 

  • Hasselblad 500C 
  • Kodak Porta 160
  • Light meter was an iPhone 
Saigon, Vietnam
Alley

Saigon, Vietnam

Alley

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” ― Og Mandino
Saigon at night. Its been a long long while since i have shot night images. 

“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” 
― Og Mandino

Saigon at night. Its been a long long while since i have shot night images. 

Lương Mạnh Hải, Actor. Saigon, Vietnam 
Final image. Im lazy, so i don’t post everything at one time usually

Lương Mạnh HảiActor. Saigon, Vietnam 

Final image. Im lazy, so i don’t post everything at one time usually

His name, Lương Mạnh Hải, Saigon, Vietnam 
Another Portrait of Hai. 

His name, Lương Mạnh Hải, Saigon, Vietnam 

Another Portrait of Hai. 

Playing with film for shits and giggles. Saigon, Vietnam.

Fix Republic Coffee Shop  

Some are blurry, some are not, who cares, is film, that makes it badass, plus, i wasn’t even trying very hard, i was trying to burn up a roll of 120 quickly, and using an iPhone to meter the light.