Portraits -- Canon A1 with Ilford HP5 Plus 400

Austin Leis is an incredible human being.  Also does amazing impersonations of East Coast peeps.

Chrystene Ai Newman just autocorrected to "Christine" a second ago when I was typing her name back.  Theres was a time when she didn't like her freckles.  That's fucked up.

Tim had his heart ripped out about 5 years ago and so he left for New York to start his life over.  He went by "Timmy" when I knew him best -- those few years really changed him from a smiley, quiet guy into a more serious, stoic version of himself.  He came with no inheritance, no entitlement, no privilege.  I loved the old Timmy but I have to say, I thoroughly respect the new Tim.  I can't tell if he's happy but I really hope he will be some day.

Ben is another New Yorker who is convinced that if he moves to California maybe in August, he'll find true love and happiness.  He told himself "I'll find love in California" -- what a strange concept.  I really hope he does and finds California not too sterile when he extends his stay.

Tony V!  JK he hates it when I call him that.  Anthony Valadez is the definition of "community".  If one day he chooses to run for mayor, he will win all our hearts. 

Austin's last name is pronounced "lease"...like when you lease a car.  I wonder if he's ever done that.

Micheal; brevity is the soul of wit.

Chris has such a deep passion for what he does.  I truly respect that.  I'm glad we became friends.  

Ah shit, I don't remember her name...super sweet girl with a difficult name to remember.  I think it was something that rhymed with Denise or Patrice?  No clue.  She's Chris' girl.  Brought me donuts.  

Valerie Carisma; the second photo of Val has got to be my favorite portrait although the film scanned with some white specs.  I don't want to fuck with editing so here it is in all its glory.  

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