One Man’s Morning

These steps belong to a church in Boston’s Chinatown. They are used often by the homeless in that area. Passing by this morning, this man was just getting up.

Does It Matter To Anybody?


I really don’t know why this man is lying on the sidewalk in Boston’s Chinatown. I do know that there are a lot of people nearby who seem totally oblivious to his presence. Speaking for myself I’m getting more and more used to and uncaring about people like this and I don’t like it.



I was waiting on the sidewalk in Chinatown for my wife to run an errand when I spied these ladies huddled together down the block. I’m not sure they knew I was taking their photograph but they were definitely checking out this outsider.

Creeper War


We were in Chinatown recently and came upon this wall with layers upon layers of old posters and signs peeling off it. It looks almost like a piece of purposely constructed art.

Hose Man


On our way to buy groceries this morning we walked through the edge of Chinatown and here was this guy cleaning off the sidewalk with water. It was a pretty normal event of course but the light coming from the fluorescent bulb balanced the diagonal of the water stream very nicely and made for a nice photo.

I must say shooting with my little Ricoh GR in the city is a lot of fun. It’s so unobtrusive nobody pays any attention to it but my oh my that little camera packs a punch.

Portrait of Chinatown


Walking through here to buy groceries this morning, I took this photograph of a lady standing quietly in the middle of the sidewalk, lost in thought. Using a plugin from NIK, I processed the shot to reveal a soft, almost dreamy look befitting her gaze.

The photograph below shows the starting point.