Photographer finds beauty in 'Ordinary Sacramento’

Curated by Nicoda Adams

Basketball nets, street signs, manhole covers. You won’t see these things in a guidebook, but for photographer Enoch Ku, they’re the little things that make up Ordinary Sacramento.

“There’s actually a photographer I had met one time that told me there’s nothing more to shoot in Sacramento,” Ku said. “And I was like, ‘What? Are you serious?’”

He found himself taking more time to walk around his hometown of Sacramento with his camera. Freed from the hurry of his pre-pandemic schedule, Ku started noticing what he calls “little moments” that he would normally have missed. Over time, Ku realized he had enough photos of his neighborhood, Rosemont, to fill a book. So he made one. The book is titled “My Neighborhood Rosemont, CA (우리 동네 로즈먼트)” and has already sold out. 

If you’d like to check out Ku’s work, visit his Instagram here!

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