"Opportunities at best, are visible when you’ve been preparing for it. Hesitation and doubt are the primary causes that hold you back. There is a reason why it’s in front of you. Give that moment a chance and adapt accordingly. You’ll be surprised that you been ready for it all this time."
Docle Le was born and raised in Oklahoma City, far away from where his parents originally came from, Vietnam. After their grueling escape shortly from the war’s aftermath, they didn’t have much to start with, but with just hope and ambition to make a living in the US. It’s their habit and dedication to make something out of their lives heavily influence on how he approached his life goals.
He has always been passionate about creating something aesthetically unique and pleasing. Oddly enough, photography isn’t his passion; it’s the creative process of getting the results that come from the soul which drives him. "I have an uncanny relationship with photography. Never had I once thought I would get into this field as a profession, or even afford to," he had said. "It’s one of the media that I truly wanted to learn that would complement my imagination into something visual."
Throughout his career, his creations and collaborations with talented artists had brought him to work with many established companies. Back in 2009, he created his first business, Sediji Design Studio, and under that name, he worked diligently on projects for Nike, Asics, Beats by Dre, Oakley, Smashbox Cosmetics, Electric Visual, Wet Seal, Y&R and many more. It’s the addiction to quality and development of the project that kept his life running and it’s something he expresses as well into his gallery pieces.
He has reinterpreted the traditional sense of how architecture and landscape photography has done historically. Through his photography and post-production techniques, He can construct a wide variety of light, colors, and details that would not show through photography alone. "Photoshop is my digital darkroom." he had said. "I want the audience to view my images as my moment, the way how I saw it be. Raw photography alone did not visually express that; I had to do more to it, bring out what I envisioned when I was there at the time. My mind does not demonstrate the true nature of the scene, but how I felt about it. That’s the message I want to come across, not that because it was done in post, but because of post, everyone can observe what I felt."