Stockton Street view, Chinatown, San Francisco. Photo by Julie Michelle.
This week I was thrilled to receive a copy of Julie Michelle's Chinatown: San Francisco Series, Vol. 1. The photographer - luckily for me also a very good friend - sent the book as a birthday gift.
Julie's book has made me wish I had a room with blank walls, so I could order prints of these outstanding images and frame them in a photo montage.
Even if you're unfamiliar with San Francisco's Chinatown, you'll appreciate the artsy and unusual views off the tourist track, beautifully captured in Julie's photographs. She's spent so many lunch hours in Chinatown with her trusty Canon, seeking out hidden whimsy, I daresay she knows her way around better than many locals.
To order a book for yourself, visit Julie's website here. She'll soon have her site arranged to sell her photographs too, so check back when you can.