Chinatown Portrait Project


As a photographer it's natural to photograph people in locations that relate to their lives. Vancouver's Chinatown-Strathcona neighbourhood offers an amazing opportunity to capture people and places with connections that span generations.

My project is a personal and artistic endeavour and is strictly non-commercial. My goal is to portray some of the fascinating people of Chinatown along with the historic buildings or places in Chinatown that hold special meaning for them. Once I have a sufficient number of portraits I hope to share them as part of an exhibit and later online. 

Equipment and process

I wanted to use a photographic approach that would lend a nostalgic feel to the images. I decided to shoot this project using a Graflex Speed Graphic 4x5 press camera for a classic look that will go well with the historic theme and the vintage buildings.

Please get in touch!

If you think you or someone you know may be a good fit for my project, please get in touch! I'm interested in talking to anyone with a connection to the Chinatown area. In particular, those with family or other connections to historic Chinatown-area buildings, storefronts or societies.

Download project flyer (English/Cantonese)

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