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WERKIN’ At The Car Wash (Yea!) – Sunnyvale, CA (Fuji X10)

One boring night in 2012 I stood up in bed, scratched my head and said, dammnit, I miss street shooting. So I went out and alleviated my artistic thirst. I drove around Sunnyvale at 12am and happened upon this brightly colored DIY car wash.one_12 one_11 one_10 one_9 one_8 one_7 one_6 one_3

 

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Oceans Ereven-Suh: Outside Panera, North San Jose, CA (Fuji X100)

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November 15, 2014 · 11:47 pm

Yup, This Is Definitely Texas: My First Day In Dallas (Fuji X100)

When Livi and I arrived in Dallas for the very first time I caught a glimpse of this cowboy right outside the airport. With a rush of hot air in my face and the sight of his camel toned outfit I thought, damn, I am in Texas.

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One Last Time: My Last Trip To San Francisco (Fuji X100)

 

Before my permanent move to Texas I felt a duty festering deep in my soul to visit the city one last time. With my second-hand Fujifilm x100 and Polaroid Automatic Land Camera 360 in hand, I  spent hours walking around releasing any fears of separation at the tail end of the shutter sound.

 

These are my shots from the X100 in their full form, void of any image compression *cough*Facebook*cough* and commentary.

*exhale*
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Ernesto: The Cowboy of Gilroy (Fuji X100)

For the past few weeks I’ve been itching to stuff my face with hot dogs and ice cream from the Sonic Drive In. Unfortunately, the closest location is 30 minutes south in Gilroy, a city so opposite of San Jose you might as well be in Texas.

After missing my exit I decided to adventure around and I came across this tagged up house with boarded windows and doors.
Bigger House

In the middle of my shooting, a large truck swung by. It crept closer and closer to my feet when suddenly a voice came out of the driver seat.

You takin’ pictures of my hoodie?

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Hoodiesmall

Ranier: Yea! Is that yours?
Ernesto: I put it up there.
R: What for?
E: I found it so I decided to put it on the pole. That way if they came back they could see it. I also put a face on it.

It was eerie; like a scarecrow to ward off humans.

R: Is this your farm? Do you work around here?
E: Not mine.

He pointed to the eyes hidden beneath those furrowed brows and said,

E: I watch for things. I see people, like you.
R: You been working here awhile?
E: 25 years
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E: Where do you live?
R: Born and raised in San Jose, you?
E: I live here. See that house? See the small one behind it? I used to live in that one 20 years ago.
Smaller House

R: What’s growing around here?
E: Right there is garlic
R: And across the street?
E: Romaine lettuce

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E: Here, I have something (he grabbed a bag from the bag seat and handed me a plump, green zucchini squash)
R: Oh wow! I can have it?
E: Yea! Oh wait, take this one instead. It’s better.
R: How do I cook it?
E: I don’t know, I have someone else do it for me. You just put it on the grill

Squash

We shook hands, he left in his truck, and I was left standing on a dirt road with two zucchini squash in my pockets. All I wanted to do was go home, cut the squash, and see how amazing it would taste with melted cheese. I wasn’t craving Sonic anymore.

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Alicia – Downtown San Jose, California (Fuji X100)

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Alicia: Hey! HEY! Take a picture of me!
Me: ..okay!
Alicia: What chu want me to do?
Me: Just stand right there. Okay, now take a smoke.
Alicia: Hey, hey, you got a dollar or something?
Me: Oh, I’m sorry –  I only have card on me right now.
Alcia: …oh…

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