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 http://www.myspace.com/samueljblair you will be stoke on it if you like blues.

3 comments:

tokyostargirl 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