A Day In The Life: Dr Ivan

I went to San Francisco to hang out with my good friend, Ivan – a pulmonary doctor by day, art collector and travel photographer by night.

This is what’s called “A Day In The Life” where a photographer follows someone (or a couple) around for a few hours and basically captures their life on camera.  I haven’t offered this service in the past, but I LOVED it and want to do more!

So here is a day in the life of Dr. Ivan…

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I love patterns and interesting light effects.

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He had this old typewriter as a collector piece, which I thought was pretty cool.

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Out at a local hip cafe for brunch

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It was an incredibly warm day, so we hit the beach.  Could hardly believe it’s January in the city!

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I’m submitting this one (below) to the Doctors of America 2010 Calendar.  ;)

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He looks sweet and playful, but this furry guy attacked an itty bitty white dog.  It caused quite a scene and scared the bejeezes outta me!

Here he’s running and playing, so he looks friendly.  Phew.  Oh, and the owners were able to break up the fight, and I think the itty dog came out okay.

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This is how Ivan felt about me taking so many photos of him.  He was kidding… I think.

(Just so you know, he didn’t ‘sign up’ for this Day In The Life photoshoot.  I just showed up with my big ol’ camera!)

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It was humorous to watch the older nude men walking around, playing ball with themselves (no joke), and posing with tourists who wanted photos with them!

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We were about to leave, but we took one last glance before heading back up the stairs.

I love the way he’s standing and the pattern from all the footprints in the sand.

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No no, don’t even think about it!  I took this shot because I liked the way his hand was in his pocket, the hole in his jeans, and the textures of the denim against the sand.

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The late afternoon sunlight was perfect!  It illuminated the blades of grass in the forefront and ‘blew out’ the water in the distance.  So beautiful!

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This was so much fun!  Contact me if you’re interested in doing “A Day In The Life”!

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4 Comments

  1. Big Jack

    Really amazing photos. Love the “punch the photographer” shot and the typewriter shot too. You really have a great eye. Keep up the awesome work. Looking foward to seeing more.

  2. Great stuff. But I look goofy. And not as GQ as I would like to think. And my house looks very creepy. But I love it.
    Dr. Ivan Cheng

  3. Oh, Ivan — you look GQ to me! And your house is amazing. I just chose to feature the stairs because of the light (1st photo) and pattern (2nd photo). I guess the effect I put on the 2nd one does make it look a little haunted. :) But who says ghosts have to be creepy? Casper was friendly, wasn’t he?!!

  4. Christopher T

    Very nice work Annie. This is true though, Dr. Cheng seemed to be a modest and somewhat reluctant model. I hope to see more of your work.