- Came across these this couple sleeping in a water runoff area in West Phoenix. Couple of beer bottles scattered about the area. Alcohol abuse seems to be a common factor with street people. It is very hot today, 105 degrees. Halsselblad 501C, Illford HP5 film, Clayton F76 developer 1:9 five minutes @ 80 degrees.. Clayton developer mixed with distilled water. Negatives rinsed with same.
Sunday, August 29, 2010
Going west on McDowell road on the avenues and noticed a couple of men sleeping in the bushes by the side of the road. I pulled in and noticed this man (left image) sitting by a trash container. He appears to be under the influence of Bud Light. He thanked me with my cash donation for his photo and I left.
These two men were awaken by my camera shutter and mirror slap (hasselblad). They posed for these images. Alcohol is the big problem here. Homeless in Arizona? I really do not know.
Friday, August 27, 2010
He is not allowed in the local supermarket so he relies on peoples help for ice and water.
Kathy is holding a prized possesion in her arms, her teddie bear. She was justed asked to leave the QT gas station/market by an employee when she tried to use the bathroom.
Hasselblad 501C, Carl Zeiss 80mm F2.8 lens. 400TX processed in Clayton F76 developer. Scanned with Epson V500.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
This is a hasselblad shot with illford HP5 film processed in clayton F76 developer. I gave Billy some cash and he continued south down Scottsdale road.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Rocky informs me "I am invited back at any time."
Thomas asks me if I am shooting for the New Times Magazine. Thomas also recites me a "homeless wanderer" poem. I forget the title. I hand him a new pack of bugler rollies and leave after an hour.
Scooter according to a good source has been living on the street since his mother gave birth. He has been on this corner new Interstate 10 for 7 years. He gets by on handouts on the on and off freeway ramps. Hasselblad 80mm CZ lens. 400TX film processed with clayton F76 @ 80 degrees 1:9 for my photograper friends.
Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Connie is living on the street with Foxie her dog. She lives with a group that includes her brother and handicapped boyfriend. They get by with food and money donations. They claim they get more than enough food donations and the extra goes to Foxie. Very nice people. Mamiya RZ67 with metered prism finder, 127mm lens. Kodak porta 400nc. Scanned with epson V500.