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.