Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Happy Face inside a Dark Doorway (Faces of Chinatown)

I saw a side door open at the little Lee How Fook restaurant in Chinatown, so I stuck my camera in the doorway and snapped quick a picture. I was walking away when I noticed the delightful man smiling in my view finder . He must have seen my camera and instinctively posed. I went back to ask him his name, but he couldn't speak English.

20 comments:

  1. I have come to believe that people like their picture being taken. Great photos...I bet that place is awesome to get something to eat at. Little holes in the wall always seem to be the best :)

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  2. Lee How Fook, he likes to cook
    Chopping onions by the book
    He didn't mind that you snuck a look
    And smiled when his picture's took

    Sorry, I don't know what came over me!
    I love the building...great pictures.
    Sunny :)

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  3. Funny portrait at last, even with your words; and strange to know he can live in your country without speaking english....

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  4. James, thank you for your kind comments and visit. I spent some time browsing here... many of your photos are quite dramatic and most enjoyable. As for Lee How Fook, what a smile you put on his face!

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  5. Oh mind you, they love cameras James!

    Great one for an adventurous photographer! It's good to have variation! Kudos!

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  6. You have a very interesting Blog. I going to follow. Beautiful pictures.

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  7. How silly of me! I didn't even see the "link" to this site of yours.

    Was he chopping up onions?

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  8. WOW! You got guts -- I would never take a photo that way and then to go back and try to talk to him! WOW! Good shot and interesting subject tho.

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  9. Funny little place, great shot of the cook. Well done.

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  10. Interesting shot of life in the raw, James. He does seems to be happy in his life in America. I nearly said "new" life but that is an assumption on my part. I love his smile ... even over the onions.

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  11. He looks very kind, a nice person! Cool pictures!
    Léia

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  12. Taking photo of a man with a knife.. That's what I call taking risk :)) Very good shot

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  13. Great candid portrait - your timing was perfect!

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  14. I'm back! You've been tagged...

    http://spacialpeepol.blogspot.com/2009/09/fourth-photowhich-fourth-photo.html

    :)

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  15. Hi James,

    Great shot! He really looks so happy - and pleased with your portrait! Perfect!

    Best regards
    Asta

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  16. I've really enjoyed your pictures..very captivating.

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  17. A flash back to my residence times in south-east Asia, James.
    Sorry for my poor comments, but I'm travelling since mid of July from Toronto to Providence. No I'm on the way back to my Fathers family near Batavia(NY) and stay in Auburn(NY) for a while.
    So I spare time, to look through the blogs.
    Mid of October I'll go back to Germany.
    Greetings from Upstate New York
    Juergen

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