For the Phoneography and Non-SLR Digital Devices Photo challenge, spear-headed by Lens and Pens by Sally, it’s photographer’s choice this week. It’s interesting that Sally’s tip of the week is about Robert Frank’s The Americans, and his photography of the everyday American. I’m finding this passion in my photography outings of late, into the San Francisco Bay Area; the proverbial melting pot of people from around the world who have come here to be Americans. In my treks into the City’s Chinatown, and Mission District most recently, I am in awe of being transported into another country’s cultures within thirty minutes of my home. I become a bit despondent at times, reading travel blogs of the wonderfully exotic places in this world I would love to travel to, but will never see personally. I am now realizing, though, that I have their peoples here in my own backyard to learn from, and immerse myself in their worlds that are just a public transportation ride away. No plane ticket required.
Photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy in San Francisco’s Chinatown.