Hey man. take my picture!"
I can' t do it It' s too dark."
Yeah, we need some light. Let' s go over there."
Are you homeless?"
How long have you teen homeless?‘
15 years. We been in Boston 8 months. Before that I was in Washington.
Virginia, New York, Philadelphia. Louisiana, Florida..."
Why didn' t you stay in Florida? It' s so much warmer."
I wanted to see my family. But they don' t want to see me. They don' t
understand depression. They treat me like dirt. Homeless people treat me
outter than my family-"
And what happened to years ago? How did you end up on the streets?"
I tried to burn myself twice- I had (30 surgeries. I was dead two times- out
God wrought me hack. I don' t know why."
And why did you do It?"
I was depressed. Why you crying?"
Because you are a beautiful person, and my family is really messed up
and We been very depressed. I think I can understand you."
Yes, I am a good person. and when you take people' s pictures, don' t
No, man. I won' t- I like people. That' s why I take their pictures."
Arid when you make your portfolio, don' t denigrate people Let the
pictures speak for themselves-"
I will. Are you sate on the streets?"
Yes, I howl have to buy me some food"
That' s all I have Next time I see you. I will give you more."
No, man. It ain' t all about money- Give me a hug. and next time you see
me. give me a hug again. And thanks for taking my picture."