Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lunch With A Photographer Series by Daniel Krieger Professional Photographer for the New York Times, Eater.com, Food&Wine, and Bon Appétit.

We had the pleasure of being chosen by Photographer Daniel Krieger for his exciting "Lunch With A Photographer Series". We met with him at our favorite dim sum restaurant Nom Wah Tea Parlor in NYC's Chinatown. We also had the chance to wander the streets of Chinatown, Little Italy and The Lower East Side with him and point out more of our favorite spots which we have photographed as well as some choice vintage neon signs. Here are the links to both his instagram and facebook sites for you to follow:



Here's Daniel Krieger's  text and photos from the day:

"We live and breathe photography."

"For my 13th installment of my ‪#‎LunchWithAPhotographerSeries‬ I met up with husband and wife photography team @jamesandkarla. I knew these two were obsessed with photography when I began following them years ago through Flickr. James and Karla have at this point photographed thousands of historic New York City storefronts in a consistent effort of creating a clean, straight on composition. They have several books out including "Store Front, The disappearing face of New York." They are out photographing something ever single day.

"The same way people talk about rainforests disappearing we are concerned about these stores, which are closing by the minute." It's important for them to create the best possible image of a storefront because that's how they want everyone to remember it by.
Take a minute to view their Instagram page to see some beautiful NYC images and come back later today to see what we had for lunch."

Among the delicious items we enjoyed were Shrimp & Snow Pea Leaf Dumplings, Shrimp Sui Mai, Vegetarian Dumplings, Scallion Pancakes, The "Original" Egg Roll, Stuffed Eggplant and Pan Fried Noodle with Superior Soy Sauce. We also sipped on Jasmine Tea. Some items are shown in Daniel's photo below:



Nom Wah Tea Parlor is one of the few generational businesses which were featured in both our books, "STORE FRONT:The Disappearing Face of New York" and "New York Nights."


We interviewed the current owner, Wilson Tang for "New York Nights": "I am probably one of the few Chinese people in New York who has stuck with the family business and also brought it to the next level."

Above: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (2005) from STORE FRONT: The Disappearing Face of New York 
Below: Nom Wah Tea Parlor (2011) from NEW YORK NIGHTS

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