I was nearly ready for retirement when I finally got back to doing some more photography. I shared some of my early digital work on Photo.net and I decided to make some copies of my New York pictures to put on line as well. At the time I did not want to cut up the big matte boards on which I had mounted several projects, so I just made digital pictures of the individual photos using a primitive Epson digital camera. That seemed a good idea at the time, but looking at the pictures on Photo.net years later I saw that the images were very small and of rather poor quality.
I decided that I would like to have some better digital copies of my early work, so I set aside my nostalgic qualms about cutting up the mattes so that I could copy the individual prints on my Epson flatbed scanner. The outcome would have been better had I held onto the original negatives, but the new digital copies are quite a bit better than the ones I made originally with the little digital camera. The photos in this series were made with a Nikon S rangefinder camera. The film was likely Tri-X. The pictures were shot over a period of several weeks on the streets of New York's Chinese community.