Chinatown is acknowledged for its food items, its procuring and its background. But two mates want it to be celebrated for a little something else — its utterly exclusive street model.
San Francisco-centered photographer Andria Lo and writer and caterer Valerie Luu met as a result of the food items scene a lot more than 6 decades ago, and loved receiving alongside one another in the Bay Area’s Chinatown. And the a lot more time they spent there, Lo mentioned, “we seen this actually distinctive model amongst the senior citizens.”
What began as a pet task — snapping shots and interviewing snazzy seniors — grew to become a enthusiasm, as the pair traveled the nation to visit bustling Chinatowns in Oakland, Los Angeles, Vancouver, Chicago and New York. Now, their photographs and interviews are compiled into a reserve, “Chinatown Pretty” (Chronicle Publications), out Sept. 22.
“We have photos and scenes