Jon Tsuei Photography

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My name is Jon Tsuei. I'm a writer and photographer based out of Long Beach, CA and this is my journey through photography. From my very first point & shoot to my most current work.

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Model: Kat Demidova (Instagram)
A few weeks ago, Kat came to visit me here in Southern California and it was my turn to play tour guide. We had a ton of fun and we were able to squeeze in a short photo shoot on her last day.
Kat is tall and fits my clothes better than I do and obviously, makes them look a lot better than I ever could. So, I put her in my top that I got from Guylook.com and did the shoot. The nice people over at Guylook were nice enough to put our little photo on their front page. Thanks, guys!
It’s a shame that Kat lives in the UK and I’m here in California. I wish we could shoot together all the time, but I think we created some nice images here. I always feel fortunate when I get to spend time with this beauty.
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Model: Kat Demidova (Instagram)
A few weeks ago, Kat came to visit me here in Southern California and it was my turn to play tour guide. We had a ton of fun and we were able to squeeze in a short photo shoot on her last day.
Kat is tall and fits my clothes better than I do and obviously, makes them look a lot better than I ever could. So, I put her in my top that I got from Guylook.com and did the shoot. The nice people over at Guylook were nice enough to put our little photo on their front page. Thanks, guys!
It’s a shame that Kat lives in the UK and I’m here in California. I wish we could shoot together all the time, but I think we created some nice images here. I always feel fortunate when I get to spend time with this beauty.
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Model: Kat Demidova (Instagram)
A few weeks ago, Kat came to visit me here in Southern California and it was my turn to play tour guide. We had a ton of fun and we were able to squeeze in a short photo shoot on her last day.
Kat is tall and fits my clothes better than I do and obviously, makes them look a lot better than I ever could. So, I put her in my top that I got from Guylook.com and did the shoot. The nice people over at Guylook were nice enough to put our little photo on their front page. Thanks, guys!
It’s a shame that Kat lives in the UK and I’m here in California. I wish we could shoot together all the time, but I think we created some nice images here. I always feel fortunate when I get to spend time with this beauty.
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Model: Kat Demidova (Instagram)

A few weeks ago, Kat came to visit me here in Southern California and it was my turn to play tour guide. We had a ton of fun and we were able to squeeze in a short photo shoot on her last day.

Kat is tall and fits my clothes better than I do and obviously, makes them look a lot better than I ever could. So, I put her in my top that I got from Guylook.com and did the shoot. The nice people over at Guylook were nice enough to put our little photo on their front page. Thanks, guys!

It’s a shame that Kat lives in the UK and I’m here in California. I wish we could shoot together all the time, but I think we created some nice images here. I always feel fortunate when I get to spend time with this beauty.

Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)
MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)
I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.
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Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)
MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)
I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.
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Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)
MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)
I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.
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Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)
MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)
I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.
Zoom Info
Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)
MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)
I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.
Zoom Info

Model: Courtney McCullough (Facebook | Tumblr)

MUA: Daniela Bernotas (Instagram)

I had a great time working with both Courtney and Daniela. Unfortunately, my camera decided to break near the end of the shoot and we were only able to achieve one look. I’m very happy with what we were able to capture though.

London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
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London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info
London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.
Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).
You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 
It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.
Zoom Info

London opened my eyes to a lot of things, but I think most importantly it renewed my love for stealing little, unsuspecting moments in time. I love working with models because I get the opportunity to create beauty. However, it’s very different than finding beauty that naturally exists.

Kat had the task of playing tour guide to this uncultured American and became the subject of many of my photos. She and I have known each other for a few years, but this was our first opportunity to spend a significant amount of time together and I’m thankful we did. Kat and I have a very similar sense of humor and that filled the week with a number of laughs and punches to the arm (she hits really hard!).

You learn a lot about someone when you spend time talking and exploring together, but you learn something entirely different when you look at them through a camera. Kat’s curiosity, grace and innocent joy that she exuded, when I watched her from a distance through the lens, gave me a peek into who she is in the absence of others. 

It’s not often I get to travel to a place like London and I never expected to share that experience with someone as special as Kat. Thank you for taking the time to show me around the city, Jekaterina. Your company made my trip that much more special. Lastly, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to steal a few moments with my camera and capture the beauty that exists in you. Next time doesn’t come soon enough.

I just got back from my trip to London last night. The flight home felt extra long and the traffic getting back to Long Beach didn’t help at all. To top it off, I was up at 4:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I decided to get out of bed and edit photos.
I shot this photo on Monday when Kat and I decided to take a walk through the city so I could see the typical tourist sights. We hit the museums and walked over to Buckingham Palace. I believe we walked into Hyde Park, or was it Green Park, and stumbled across a set of swings. Kat got so excited she just stepped over the guard rail while I had to hop over them, making sure I didn’t damage my camera in the process. By the time I got there she was already in full swing and having the time of her life.
Kat tried to give me the “unimpressed face” as I like to call it, but the fun she was having eventually took over and she ignored me and my camera. There is nothing quite as beautiful as someone genuinely smiling and having fun. I think this is one of my favorite memories from the trip.
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I just got back from my trip to London last night. The flight home felt extra long and the traffic getting back to Long Beach didn’t help at all. To top it off, I was up at 4:30am and couldn’t get back to sleep, so I decided to get out of bed and edit photos.

I shot this photo on Monday when Kat and I decided to take a walk through the city so I could see the typical tourist sights. We hit the museums and walked over to Buckingham Palace. I believe we walked into Hyde Park, or was it Green Park, and stumbled across a set of swings. Kat got so excited she just stepped over the guard rail while I had to hop over them, making sure I didn’t damage my camera in the process. By the time I got there she was already in full swing and having the time of her life.

Kat tried to give me the “unimpressed face” as I like to call it, but the fun she was having eventually took over and she ignored me and my camera. There is nothing quite as beautiful as someone genuinely smiling and having fun. I think this is one of my favorite memories from the trip.

I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
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I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
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I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
Zoom Info
I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
Zoom Info
I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
Zoom Info
I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.
I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.
If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.
Zoom Info

I realized I never posted these images of Cassie Meder. It’s always a pleasure working with someone who is comfortable in front of the camera and really knows how to evoke emotion and beauty.

I think this series of shots will always be special to me because of where it was shot. I have a particular love for my hometown of San Francisco and the Outer Sunset district, an area where I spent a lot of time when I was a teen.

If I haven’t said it already, thank you Cassie for taking the time to model for me. It really was a pleasure to work you.

Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
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Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
Zoom Info
Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
Zoom Info
Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
Zoom Info
Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
Zoom Info
Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)
Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands
MUA: Roxanne Lee
Stylist: Pamela Barber
Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery
Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:
Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box
Zoom Info

Model: Amanda Ashley Harris (Tumblr | Model Mayhem)

Hair: Daved Munoz Scissorhands

MUA: Roxanne Lee

Stylist: Pamela Barber

Headdress: Bubbles and Frown Haberdashery

Location: Pillar Box Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Strobist Info:

Studio strobe on a boom, shot through a soft box

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