March 2015: La Fuente’s kitchen smells of fajitas, menudo and plenty of other Mexican staples. But the men of the kitchen are willing to make a dish that might not be on the menu – like a potato taco. People at work tend to pose when they’re in front of a lens, but I think these two were happy to just be photographed.
Shot on the N2020 film camera with two very different exposures. The kitchen itself is a series of blues, grays and bright white florescent lights, but the opening into the dining room is flush with natural lighting coming in from the windows. Can’t blame the light meter for the difference in the two images, which are only a few feet apart.
On the bus to and from the Metropolitan Courthouse for Jury Duty. Found myself on a jury for two weeks, and if you’ve ever had to sit still without actually working – writing, typing, reading, drawing – then you know that something swells up in the mind, a magma force waiting to bubble to the surface. These images from my seat on the bus are the islands that formed from the extreme anxiety of having to sit through a court case.
Downtown Los Angeles – These images were the result of the evening rush making their way home. There are few opportunities for harsh lighting to find a way into Downtown, what with all the buildings and the limited space available. My view from the bus window gave the photos here a candid quality. Some people noticed me from my seat with the camera, but for the most part these are the swimmers outside the boat, making their way home.