Like many Cambodian-American during his generation, Sothon was born in Khao I Dang (refugee camp in Thailand), where his parents fled to during the Pol Pot regime. They immigrated to the United States in 1989, when he was only 6 years of age. His family later settle in Long Beach, California. In June of 2001, he graduated high school at the age of 18 and enlisted in the United States Military. Sothon was assigned to the 2/325 AIR, 82nd Airborne Infantry Division and in March of 2003, he was deployed into Iraq, in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He later separated from the military after four combat tours in Iraq with over 10 years of service.
After his separation, he realized, he had only a handful of pictures to remember the many journeys he had in the military. Realizing how important and valuable photographs are. He started Sin Photography. What started as a pastime soon became his passion.
His goal is to wield his life experiences, carefully crafting his art and capturing that perfect moment; when time stops just for a split second. The images forever whispering a tale and filling the viewers with emotion. A piece that can viewed and appreciated for years to come.