The following series was taken in Chinatown, Washington DC back in February this year. One of my favourite streets to shoot is along H Street NW once you pass beneath the Friendship Archway, which can be seen in the last image. It’s full of colour and always bustling with life and interesting things to see.
Washington is full of red and ochre tones, which on a sunny winter’s day gives it a sense of much needed warmth, inviting you to explore with a keen eye, and finger at the ready.
Washingtonians are a canny bunch, so it pays to be light on your feet and keep moving.
The eclectic nature of the architecture, street signs, and people crowded together in such close proximity is what really appeals to me visually about Chinatown. It feels lived in and full of wily, characterful tales, not always good, but visceral.
The Friendship Archway.