Firebird Photography HQ is located in Chinatown, so we're always in the center of the Chinese New Year action, but this year was especially epic because the festivities happened during First Friday weekend! I was on assignment for Abstract Magazine, so I didn't open my artist loft as I usually do for First Fridays, but that allowed me to fully experience the night! The streets overflowed with firecracker smoke while Chinese lions danced around the streets. The next morning as the smoke cleared, tents popped up all along my street and the air was filled with incense and delicious food aromas. Check out some of my photos from this weekend!