D5: First things first, Viet or Vito?? Is there a story behind the names?
V: My real name is Viet, but my friends call me either V or Vito. In college, we all had nicknames for each other in my group of friends and mine was Vito. Ever since then, it just kinda stuck.
D5: How did you first get into photography?
V: I was always snapping photos with a point and shoot when I was in HS and College. One day I eventually bought a DSLR and it all snowballed from there.
D5: What was your first shot?
V: I don't even remember to be honest. I want to say it was my friends skating.
D5: What's your photography weapon?
V: I shoot on a Canon 6D and my lenses of choice are the Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 IS, 24-70mm f/2.8, and the 17-40mm f/4.
D5: Tell us something we would have never guessed about you.
V: Before diving into the world of photography I was actually the senior headwear and accessories designer at a streetwear brand for seven years.
D5: We noticed you had a pretty awesome portfolio of cars from Lambos to Hachi Rokus.. how did you come up with such an eclectic collection?
V: I think it's all just networking and building relationships with people who trust and respect your work. I started off shooting imports and it grew through a lot of hard work and dedication.
D5: What kind of car do you personally drive? Are you more of a gear head or a bike head?
V: I used to daily drive a Subaru STi, but the need for extra cargo space and better MPG's made me convert to the dark side...a Prius. LOL. As for cars or bikes, I love anything that is meant to go fast.
D5: You have a total of $250,000 to spend on three vehicles, what would you get?
V: I would probably get a Mitsubishi Evolution 9, Porsche 930, and Toyota 4Runner for adventures. Whatever money I have left over I'd put into the Evo and the 930.
D5: Lastly, do you have a secret tip for newbies looking who aspire to be as good as you are?
V: Practice and always keep learning. I'm always learning new things, but there's no point if I don't actually go out there and apply what I learned in the real world. There's no replacement for in field experience.
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