On Market Street, I was approached by this gentlemen selling pamphlets of his poetry as well as the Street Sheet. I told him about the $2 Portrait project and he agreed to let me take his picture. Ricky Teague is 54 years old and is from Oakland. I looked at his poetry and it all had a religious flavor. "So you're a man of faith, right Ricky?", I asked. In a very soft-spoken manner, "Isn't everyone?", he replied. "Some people have found it and those that haven't, are looking for it. We're all here for a reason, and I'm here to find the good in people." Hard to argue with that. We talked for a few more minutes, I gave Ricky $2 and wished him well in his search for good people.
Posted 7/15/11 - Week 28