Last night while out on the DMU photowalk, I ran into Cory and Justin. Cory and Justin were sitting with a large group of people on the sidewalk on the corner of Castro and 18th Streets asking for money. I told the group of about 10 of them about my project and some of them immediately expressed skepticism. Are you going to put our pictures up on the internet? Asked one girl. Yes I replied. I have the project posted on Flickr and put them on the internet as I take them. She didn't seem to like this and said that she didn't want to be in one. Another guy also asked me not to take a picture of him.
Two of the guys out of the 10 or so though expressed in interest in having $2 portraits done. This is the first portrait I did. This is Justin. Justin is originally from Seattle. He's been down in the Bay Area for about 3 weeks not. Justin said he liked it down here better than Seattle because it was warmer.