Chinatown | Not For Tourists

Posted: February 24th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

Not For Tourists editors Craig Nelson and Rob Talia, Chinatown; Leica M6 TTL 0.85, 35mm Summilux, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim

Not For Tourists editors Craig Nelson and Rob Talia, Chinatown; Leica M6 TTL 0.85, 35mm Summilux, Kodak Tri-X © Doug Kim


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Leica Sighting | Chinatown

Posted: February 1st, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: Cinema, Leica, Los Angeles, Quotes

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Chinatown.

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Each time I see any of my movies, there are plenty of things that I would like to change. It doesn’t mean that the movie would be any better. For example, when Gittes is photographing on the roof, the couple downstairs, and I wanted to see the reflection of it in the lens of his Leica. I was hesitating a lot and discussing it, which way to put it, put it upside down or the way it is, in the lens normally it should reflect upside down. And I thought for the audience’s sake, we won’t put it upside down. Today, I would definitely put it upside down.

-Roman Polanski

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974

Jack Nicholson using a Leica III/A and VIDOM finder in Roman Polanski's Chinatown 1974


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Chinatown | Joe’s Shanghai

Posted: December 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, Film, Leica, New York City

The wait outside Joe’s Shanghai on a summer Saturday.

Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X 400

Joe's Shanghai, Chinatown; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X 400 © Doug Kim

Joe's Shanghai, Chinatown; Leica MP 0.58, 35mm Summicron, Kodak Tri-X 400 © Doug Kim


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Friday

Posted: January 17th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: dougKIM photography, New York City, Nikon

East Broadway © Doug Kim

East Broadway © Doug Kim

Division St. © Doug Kim

Division St. © Doug Kim

Forsyth St. © Doug Kim

Forsyth St. © Doug Kim

Doyers St. © Doug Kim

Doyers St. © Doug Kim


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