I raise my hand to my eye, and light comes through the beautiful machine. My name is Tuan H. Bui, and I am a photographer from Chicago, Illinois. This place is where I show you who I am and what I do.
Ruminations
Authenticity via Antiquity

Authenticity via Antiquity

I own a beautiful old brass lens from the turn of the century, and it’s horrible.
Heroes & Villains: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

Heroes & Villains: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo

What if I told you that for three days of the year, in one very special place, all of the worlds heroes and villains converge in one vast hall?
The difference a few seconds can make

The difference a few seconds can make

Last Wednesday (coincidentally, my 30th birthday) I was in San Francisco with Jack, walking around SoMa, with my camera of course. I saw a woman leaning against a wall, talking on her cell, and snapped a photo. Not the greatest photo – if I had to do it over, I’d have used a lens capable...
Embrace me as I'm dying

Embrace me as I’m dying

I bought some tulips from the Flower & Garden show last week. They are now dying. Yet even so, their passing falls through endless states of grace, even at the last.
Visit to a Master: Algimantas Kezys

Visit to a Master: Algimantas Kezys

If you’re a devotee of any art, you probably have your own crushes, idols and heroes – those whose style you lust after, those that you wish you could be, and those that inspire you, respectively.
Out of focus at the Renegade Craft Fair

Out of focus at the Renegade Craft Fair

So I have a passion for old lenses. Maybe “weakness” would be a better term.
Portraits from Anime Central

Portraits from Anime Central

Anime Central is a huge anime-centric convention, with tens of thousands of attendees. It’s held every year, and there’s a dazzling array of costumed people that show up!
International Kennel Club Dog Show

International Kennel Club Dog Show

Dogs! I’m not a dog-lover, but I do adore them! Does this make sense?
2011 Calendar Exchange

2011 Calendar Exchange

I made this calendar for a private calendar exchange with a group of designers/artists/photographers – each person makes a calendar and sends it to someone else.