The World is our Passion. We travel. We record. We create stories.
Vân Nguyen and Morgan Paar are the intrepid duo that is Nomadic Frames. With cameras, lenses and laptops in their backpacks, they are ready to travel to the four corners of the known—and unknown—world to create the story. Location-independent filmmakers, Nomadic Frames has explored 50+ countries on six continents, and has shot countless terabytes of footage for award-winning films that have aired on television in multiple countries. They have published over 200 photos and articles in The New York Times, Afar, and the Chinese version of National Geographic to name a few.
VÂN NGUYEN: Whether photographing Herbie Hancock or designing for People magazine, Vân has spent a large part of her career in entertainment. But after twenty years of lending her technical expertise to celebrity magazines in New York City and her creative eye to a nonprofit bringing world-famous jazz artists to San Francisco, this experienced marketer and art director sold all her possessions to travel the globe and capture the moving image, trading in her swanky midtown Manhattan desk job for carsickness in the mountains of Morocco, and eating cow hearts in Peru. And she hasn’t looked back.
MORGAN PAAR: “Have camera, will travel,” is Morgan’s personal motto. With two degrees in filmmaking, and over two decades of industry experience, little scares Morgan when he’s out to get the shot. From swimming with great white sharks to riding ostriches in South Africa, this multiple-award-winning producer/shooter has kayaked the entire Erie Canal, bungee-jumped over 150 times in Taiwan, bicycled India from south to north, traveled by boat from Japan to New York City via the Suez Canal, hitchhiked from London to Athens, hiked the Inca Trail, and slept under the stars in a Berber camp in the Sahara Desert. And that’s just a few of his escapades. Morgan also teaches filmmaking at various institutions, and consults on film production for corporations, and for-profit and non-profit organizations.