Sunday, May 15, 2011

John, aka Mr. Nobody At All

John

I spent about five hours Saturday morning walking around the Tenderloin with my friend and fellow photographer Troy Holden. Here's just one of the shots I got that I liked a lot.

7 comments:

Joan said...

Because why?

Greyscale Territory said...

Almost a tragic, theatrical expression on that guy's face! I'd love to know the rest of the sign too! But perhaps that's a part of the artistry of the photo! It challenges!

Generik said...

You can find the rest of the sign here.

He told us he's a poet, and that he's trying to write a book, which he believes will be worth a lot of money once he's dead.

ahab said...

Good catch.

This guy's look reminds me a lot of an moving and highly artistic exhibit of street portraits by Robert Bergman I saw a couple of years ago at the Nat Gallery of Art. There's not a lot online, but you would love his stuff, G.

Once you get a sense of his style you can easily pick out the scattered Bergman images here:

http://www.google.com/search?q=robert+bergman&hl=en&prmd=ivnso&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=IFfSTYmiOIH3gAfIp-nNCw&sqi=2&ved=0CCgQsAQ&biw=2356&bih=1249

Tom Hilton said...

Great portrait.

Generik said...

Thanks for the link, ahab. You're right, I do like it.

ahab said...

I love his backgrounds. Great structural bones.