Chinatown, Downtown Los Angeles Street Photography

About a weekend or two ago, on a lazy Saturday morning, I decided that I was going to take photos that day–although not sure where or how I was going to get there. I therefore planned that I was going to check out the LA MOCA, and then took my stuff and jumped on the first bus that I could find.

However while I was on the bus, I saw something interesting on the side of the street, and got off my bus way too early. After taking my photograph of what I wanted to, I realized that I was lost in the middle of nowhere. However I just walked around the streets, meandering where I wanted to go next.

I then jumped on another bus and got off on the metro stop in the middle of Korea-town. I never took the subway in Los Angeles before, and I thought it would be the perfect opportunity to do so. Therefore I jumped on the subway, still not quite sure where I wanted to go. I looked at the map, and Chinatown was on the list. I had heard lots of interesting things about Chinatown in Los Angeles, yet never had the opportunity to go. I then thought to myself, “Why the hell not” and headed toward there.

I had never been to Chinatown before, so I kind of followed where the streets lead me. However I was quite pleased to say, it was a great opportunity for street photography. The Chinatown area was very quaint and quiet–with a few people strolling in and out of the area. If you look at the below images, you will also see they have an interesting “film” look to them. I recently made a new preset based on one that I downloaded online, and I quite like the look. I feel it gives that “dreamy” look that I felt when I was experiencing the place.

Hope you enjoy this little mini-photo essay of Chinatown in Downtown Los Angeles, through my eyes.
Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

Chinatown, Los Angeles Street Photography by Eric Kim

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