This entry was posted on June 7, 2015 by oopsjohn. It was filed under bar and grill, black and white photography, homeless man, outdoor cafe, restaurant, st. petersburg FL, street photography, urban snapshot .
Shit … had a really cool series and fucking discarded it with the wrong key stroke … I’ll try to remember … fat chance
1) Great shot … as we’ve all grown to expect
2) Is he really pointing and talking to you?
3) Hat says he was a “Submarine Vet” … think so?
4) At least his pants are zipped up.
5) He’s sporting the legs of a diabetic or an ex-NFL offensive right guard.
6) The Kitchen for what? Are you gonna make me feel bad and tell me this is the hallway for homeless vets?
June 7, 2015 at 6:40 pm
I of course asked him ‘what happened’ and he said – I think, difficult to tell because he talked fast out of the side of his mouth – that he “got hit by an SUV.” I have another picture of him raising his pant leg to show me the hurt, which I really didn’t want to see. He is pointing toward the Park where he sleeps and telling me how difficult it is to get in/out of his chair at night. We are on a downtown sidewalk outside a café. He politely asked for money and as usual my initial response was “I don’t carry any cash” but also as usual once a conversation gets going and rapport is established I said “Well, maybe I do” and ‘found’ a five dollar bill. Can’t have too many street friends to watch your back (even if they aren’t very mobile.) 🙂
June 7, 2015 at 8:58 pm
PS – thanks for the compliment.
June 7, 2015 at 9:00 pm
Ah ha … a new form of “pay-per-view.” Rock on, Oops!
June 7, 2015 at 10:06 pm
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