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David Napa: Profile + Interview

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David Napa: Interview


The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength

You only need one of those qualities to be successful

Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

A nightlife photographer. A drunk kid with a camera. A great friend and a horrible wingman. I mostly shoot drunk girls and famous people.

Why do you do what you do?

I can’t handle normal wage paying jobs. I rather book my own contracts and set my own hours. It’s more fulfilling knowing someone is hiring you for your services rather than you completing a service for a customer.

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

My family is full of photographers. They showed me the ropes before I even owned a camera. I had to sell my shoes and xbox 360 to buy my first camera. Shooting weddings and portraits paid more but was no fun. I liked to party. So I started shooting at nightclubs too.

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Promoting myself. I always preferred keeping my life private but realized I need to sell myself more if I want to continue working in this business.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

I’m inspired by anyone who risked everything to do what they love. I don’t think I can inspire anyone directly. Everything is done through his or her own motivation and drive. If you find yourself bored, get some ambition.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

Planning to do more model creative shoots in the summer and opening up a café in California during the fall

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

Whether you like it or not, you have a brand. Your personal and business life is your brand. People will judge off of it, so you should always be keeping in mind what’s best for your image.

Say anything you want, about anything (Last words)

No one should describe me as humble


David Napa: Profile


Full name

David Tan Nguyen aka Napa



Place of Birth? (city, country)


Where you live now? (city, country)


Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Vietnamese and Chinese

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)

Photographer / Investor

How long have you been doing it?

Over 5 years

Fav Song

The Recipe – Kendrick Lamar ft. Dr.Dre

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

Drake without the R&B

Fav Movie


Fav Actor/Actress

Leonardo DiCaprio

Fav Visual artist/photographer/videographer

Dave Hill

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play





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