Photographer, earthling, cynical optimist, writer, father.
Backstage | Singapore - performers check the sequence of events for tonight's performance.
Trinkets | Las Vegas
Postcards From The Salton Sea
Troy | Los Angeles
Tokyo Nights
New Love | Tokyo
As Heard on the Street | Beijing
Occupying Wall St.
Friendship is Magic | The current iteration of My Little Pony - Friendship Is Magic, was originally intended for little girls, but an odd and unexpected thing happened, it caught on with teen boys and young, adult males. They are called Bronies, and are
If you've ever wandered around Hollywood Blvd, you might have asked yourself how is it that the brass stars along the Walk of Fame are so shiny. You'd think it was courtesy of the city of LA, but it is the unlikely elbow grease of an Angelino named John.
Crime of Passion | One of the very first things John says is that assuming they're not crazy from alcohol or drugs is that you'll find that most people living on the street are pretty intelligent. John came to these streets by way of Dallas, coming to lan
Talent Show | Beijing
Working Girl - they come from all over the world, S. Asia, China, Russia, Japan. They dress pretty, fix stiff drinks on ice, sing songs with out of key business men, and pretend to be interested in what they say. They hand out business cards bearing fake
Red Shirt Protests | Bangkok May 2010
Kitty - Her portrait and story are being showcased, along with 59 other works, in my exhibit at Space Gallery 250 West 2nd St. Pomona, CA Now through March 2nd 2013. Please come by and check it out...
Stories of the Everyman premieres this evening at Space Gallery in Pomona - opening reception from 6-10pm. 250 West 2nd St Pomona, CA. Hope to see you there...
From the Occupy Archive
My Blueberry Nights
Pinky's Hair is blue, but when she thought a picture might happen, she pulled a tiger hat from her shopping cart of belongings, covering her head. Originally from Cleveland, she came to LA, following a guy. He was an asshole, she says. She likes LA, th
Peter tells me that the secret to his keeping warm during this cold spell is for him to put newspaper within his shoes. As long he can do that, and also keep them from getting wet, he's golden. He's been living on LA's streets since the mid 90's, when he
These Hands Have Been So Good To Me | In a wavering voice and with tears freely flowing, my friend cradled her dying Grandmother’s frail hands, lightly kissed them and said, "these hands have been so good to me. Thank you Grandma. Thank you for everythi
Impasse at 42nd St | From the Occupy Archives
Newshour | Beijing
Memphis is where he's from He lives in the street but he's no bum A rockabilly star from the days of old He used to have teeth all filled with gold A platinum voice but only gold records On the bass was boots on the drums was checkers Luis Vuitton with th
Sight without Seeing | Tokyo - Though blind since birth, Segawa Mieko loves the feel, smell, and sounds of nature. Every month, she and her friends, who are also blind, gather as part of an organization called Nature Feeling. Paired with a seer, they wa
Free | Venice Beach
Anarchy Prepares
Postcards from the Salton Sea | California
Charles | Los Angeles
Whistle While You Work | Were it not for the fact that her father died in the 6th grade, which left the family under financial stress, Cecille might have become a doctor, instead of a nurse, as most of her aunts and uncles are also doctors. Her father's d
The Salton Sea | California
Tree of Life - Pointing to the tree behind him, Tony says it's the tree of life. He walks around, reading the inscriptions and describing the fates of each of his friends - T, that's me, I'm still here. Sideways was killed by a drunk driver who come up on
Acting Up | San Francisco - an Act Up protester is arrested after throwing at anti-gay congregants of the Rev. Fred Phelps.
JROTC Competition | Presidio of San Francisco
Chocolate | Los Angeles
Wax On, Wax Off | Tokyo 1996
A man who once shined my shoes | New Orleans
Birds | Tokyo
Back Alley Thrills | Tampa
Lost at Sea | San Francisco - I took this picture in 1994. The two friends hold each other, looking in vain for their friend, who was washed to sea.
DUI Test | New Orleans
Nuclear Protest | Tokyo
Little Tokyo | Los Angeles - When Adrian was a little kid, a tornado came to his house in Aliceville, Alabama. Water was seeping as if the doors were crying, he says. My daddy told us to get in a huddle. And we just held onto to each other. That was an ep
London | Bobby is an alcoholic by admission but he say he is not in recovery, rather is he is self aware indulgence. He did go to the hospital for help but he says they told him it was self inflicted and they wouldn't help. It's not self inflicted, it's a
Bobby | London
Guillermo | Los Angeles
The Spirit of Giving | Los Angeles - As my son Paris and I walk along South Los Angeles, between 2nd and 3rd, we find Guillermo slumped against a fence, wearing an elaborate shoulder brace, his eyes rolling back into his head. As he doesn't look well, I a
Just to the south of the 6th Street Bridge and below the railroad tracks sits a drainage grate that feeds the LA River. It is here that Tracy calls home, where he is dealing quietly with prostate cancer and AIDS. Originally from Chicago, he came to LA to
There's an old Rodney Dangerfield joke about a guy who ends up murdering his whole family and when the police come to ask the neighbors about what kind of man was he, the neighbors respond, he was a quiet man....a very quiet man. It's good for a laugh in
On the Edge | Venice Beach
California Dreaming | Sun Valley