Sunday, October 18, 2009

Down Town, LA _Project 09 #16

Samuel Blaire is a home less man I met it front of star bucks He’s was trying to sell us a CD of his music. I was with my friend Jordon and we were in not in the mood to get hit up for money. On our walk there every 10 feet it was you got $1.35 or .25cents ECT it gets old quick. We have to deal with this 24/7 every day .I just started saying do I look like your mom. Samuel was cool he just started paying and we were in awe thinking this guy was no joke. We ended up buying his CD. I let him know I wanted to shoot him for my LA project. He was not really feeling it so I had to sell him on it. The roles had been switched now I wanted something from him. Oh the irony. I won him over and meet him a day later so I could shoot some picks of him. I have a few good ones but I know I have only just started my journey with MR Blair. I want to document his day-to-day life. He lets us know he had a wife and kid that he lives with on the streets under a bridge. He shines shoes in the day and plays music at night to support them. This is an amazing story. If you want to here his music this is the link you will be stoke on it if you like blues.


Anonymous said...

I'm sure you hear this all the time, but WOW your stuff is fantastic, brilliant, divine. Thank you for sharing it with the world. =)

Zak.Shelhamer said...

Sick story! good music too!

reeve said...

Touching. Miss seeing you around Ian