Nick Ut’s Retirement Party at The Perfect Exposure Gallery

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting Nick Ut on multiple occasions, he was sweet and cheerful every time. Last night, Armando Arorizo of The Perfect Exposure gallery threw Nick a party to celebrate his retirement and an admirable career. Nick was graciously meeting and greeting everyone there, and with a little patience and help from Armando, Nick granted me a quick moment away from the crowds to take his photo. It helped that he was impressed by my Hasselblad (“Oh! A real camera!”) and handheld light meter.

Nick Ut. Hasselblad 500c, 80mm 2.8, Cinestill 800T


Armando and Nick. Hasselblad 500c, 80mm 2.8, Cinestill 800T


Nick’s prints. Hasselblad 500c, 80mm 2.8, Cinestill 800T


Nick’s Leica cake. Hasselblad 500c, 80mm 2.8, Cinestill 800T