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