Sunday, March 28, 2010


Downtown Los Angeles on a weeknight


I had been weary about taking my model down into the graffiti laden tunnel, great for shots, but definitely not the most secure feeling place by any means. We went for it. While shooting, various foot traffic continued through. Out of the corner of my eye I see this guy in ratty clothes come walking through the tunnel, posing like a runway model as he went along. His appearance cold, his handshake worn, though his demeanor lively and humorous.
I have since befriended Wolf. He lives in this tunnel, a place teetering on the border of true urban decay, with a freeway onramp rushing above. Coming in from the stairs a gust of putrid air comes up to greet passer-throughs. Where this stench comes from is unknown, the tunnel is shockingly clean.
Wolf is happy here. He claims many friends and connections in the surroundings, he pointed out all of the gifts he was wearing, many betraying his “homeless” status. I usually find him working the cars ready to go on the freeway while on the way back to my car. He is quite the character. He knows the right people to pay off, knows how to get into places, and has a disposition for disappearing without a trace.
He lives in this tunnel, always waiting for a Vet check that is always “in the mail” every month. It never seems to come, where it really goes I have no idea. He talks about grand late night sexual escapades with the women that come visit him from the surrounding apartment high rises. He aspires to one day make a porno with these two ladies he is quite fond of.

Until then, hes got a lively decorated tunnel, a comfy spread of a bed, and a gorgeous view of Downtown. He does alright.

Monday, March 8, 2010

6th Street!!

Love this bridge! I had heard rumors that the city was going to destroy it.. Time will tell!
Might have something to do with this:
"During the construction of the viaduct (Los Angeles River), an on-site plant was used to supply the concrete for construction (of the bridge). However, the quality of the concrete turned out to have a high alkali content and lead to an alkali-silica reaction which creates cracks in the concrete and saps the strength of the structure.
Current estimates are that the viaduct has a 70% probability of collapse due to a major earthquake within 50 years. [2]
It is one of the only historic LA River bridges to suffer from ASR."

How sad!

For the moment

Found this awesome spot, a construction site nestled in Lincoln Heights. Too bad it wont be there forever.