Sunday, November 1, 2009

Portrait of a Vendor

Venice Beach, CA -- One of the joys in my life is giving to those less fortunate. In Venice Beach, hundreds of local vendors set up shop on the walkway selling their goods and services. While some make a decent living, many are on the edge of homelessness and have very little, let alone a photograph of themselves.

Sometimes I shoot portraits of locals and hand them a picture the following week. This young man was thrilled to have a photo of he and his father.

5 comments:

Gunn White said...

A superb shot!
I like this shot a lot.

Jude said...

Nice idea too.

Tash said...

You are officially my favorite portrait photographer now. What a great image. And I love your idea of giving out people's photos.

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nice

Liz.Photo said...

I really like this idea and your photograph. Very nice.