There are many back alleys in the garment district where everyone is is selling their goods probably without licenses. Whenever I am working in those areas I talk a walk to see if there is anyone that may be photographed. I met "D" playing his harmonica. He was playing what sounded like some of that old prison blues type of music. We talked for a bit and he showed me this crazy bump/growth he had on his head. I wanted my portrait to concentrate on his harmonica so I asked if he would keep his hat on for the portrait.
I met Larry out in the Broadway district and thought he had a cool old school look. Not too many people can pull off that type of leather hat. We didnt get to talk to much as he was on his way somewhere.
I barely made it to the Ansel Adams: Los Angeles exhibit today. It was the last day and i couldn't miss it. Overworked, underweight and exhausted. The show was beautiful, L.A. looks nothing like that now.
I will be part of a group show with L.A Record magazine. If you love independent music and the artwork that goes into the magazine take some time to check it out. They have a great selection of books and a cafe to rest while you're out and about town. Pick up a book for your coffee table collection and take a look at the art!!!STORIES Bookstore
I met David when I was on my way home. I had walked a bit to shoot and saw there was nothing going on. I had to get home to be with my family so i packed my gear and started my drive. I saw David standing in from of a smoke shop and his tattoos caught my attention. This is one of those situations when you have to be quick and be sure of what you're doing. I approached david and showed him a book of sample prints and he was cool with me taking pics of him. We talked for a bit and saw he was a looking around so that was my sign to leave.
During my rounds of work I met Ericka. Her look caught my attention right away. Like I always do I ask the person if they would be ok with me taking a picture of them. Her look was classic, it reminded me of something from the 30's.