Chinatown is recognized for its foodstuff, its buying and its heritage. But two pals want it to be celebrated for some thing else — its completely distinctive street model.
San Francisco-based mostly photographer Andria Lo and author and caterer Valerie Luu fulfilled by means of the foodstuff scene additional than 6 years back, and cherished acquiring together in the Bay Area’s Chinatown. And the additional time they spent there, Lo stated, “we observed this actually specific model amongst the senior citizens.”
What begun as a pet challenge — snapping images and interviewing snazzy seniors — grew to become a passion, as the pair traveled the place to visit bustling Chinatowns in Oakland, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago and New York. Now, their images and interviews are compiled into a book, “Chinatown Pretty” (Chronicle Textbooks), out Sept. 22.
“We have shots and scenes from all of the Chinatowns we frequented,” Lo stated.