San Francisco, CA—2012
One Way Motel
Joyva, lives in San Francisco because of the city's free health care programs. Originally stemming from New Jersey, in 80s and 90s resided in Seattle on Pike and Broadway.
An hour later I returned to find Richard awake. I took a chance and politely approached informing him I took his photo while resting. I was hoping to spend some time with him and get to know his story.
"Both of my parents were herions addicts. So growing up in Montana, made my life just a little bit tougher." — Richard
At the age of 19, Richard packed him few belongings, and snuck on back of a train. He traveled along side a hobo who could perform simple magic ticks and illusions. "Unfortunately so much time has passed I can't remember his name. He was a gentle kinda o' guy though."
Secret Messages, a man scribbling furiously on a piece of paper.
Flax, Mission District