This is part of the Portrait Project.
I met Raphael in front of the Pinecrest Diner in San Francisco's Tenderloin district. He was very talkative, though I didn't understand a lot of what he had to say. I do know that he insisted that the police would never mess with him. Before I left, he insisted that I record him singing, which I did. After the song, a girl waiting at the corner caught his eye, and he headed over to talk to her.