The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room

The Sitting Room, Korea Town, Los Angeles, California

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I am leaving Korea Town after 2 years here. That’s about as long as I stay in one spot. It’s a greatly diverse neighborhood about 75% Korean,  the rest being Hispanic, Muslim, Thai, Japanese, Filipino, Chinese, and smack dab in the middle there is Little Bangladesh. 

This is my parting shot, the sitting room in my 1930 Mediterranean style apartment on W. 5th Street. It’s the one room that never get’s encroached upon with photographic and printing equipment and therefore the prettiest. The room has an antique love seat and chair, a few potted plants and this “thing” situated in the middle of the frame. Given to me years ago by a landlord just before she passed away, I have no idea what this ”thing” is. The front door is locked which adds a little mystery and then there’s the two jackals biting into the sideboards on either side. In an effort to soften the look, an orchid was placed on top, but they die from unknown causes every two weeks or so. I placed the walis tambo (broom) from Seafood City Market down the block to juxtapose with the symmetry of the image.

Nikon D810 DSLR AF Nikkor 50mm f/1.8D, exposure:  f/8, 20 sec., ISO: 64, M-Up Mode, Induro Stealth CLT203 carbon fiber tripodInduro PHQ1 Panhead,  Smart Shooter 4 tethered remote capture and advanced camera control software, WB: Auto, exposure program: Aperture Priority, capture date and time: 7/28/2019, 6:33 am, 32-bit HDR image.

copyright 2019 O. Bisogno Scotti  All Rights Reserved.


8 thoughts on “The Sitting Room

  1. I love the beauty of the wood in the “thing”, I see so many hues and shades in the swirls of the wood.
    The wood grain is wonderfully accented standing against the grayness of the wall bringing out the richness of the wood.
    The high polish of the wood floor has the reflection of the feet clearly defined.
    The walis tambo is wonderfully decorative beside the “thing”, the oriental adds just the right amount of colour to accent this portion of the room.
    The “thing” appears to be well handcrafted and carefully maintained to keep it’s appeal.
    The orchid’s blush pink colour compliments the wood, the wall, the oriental, and the planter is as if I am looking at the roots of the orchid, and as you say the orchid softens the whole image as does the walis tambo.
    Simplicity is the one word I would use to describe this image!


  2. I think the “thing” may be an antique wash stand. A washing bowl with a large pitcher set inside it would sit on the top of the cabinet, towels and cloths would go in the cabinet, and toiletries would go on the two little shelves supported by the two jackals. Just a guess but it does make sense…

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