In with the mudslides!
The man above is extremely ill, both mentally and physically. He is suffering from some kind of cardiovascular disease. That is not fat gathering around his legs; it’s fluid. Edema is the medical term. I took this picture across the street from the Twin Tower (aka L.A. County Jail). This was just a few days ago when I was coming or going to a doctor’s appointment – my poor excuse for a social life. I wonder where this poor soul is sleeping on a night like this. I wonder where he gets his food? How does he even walk?
I like the glare in the upper left hand corner of this picture. It reminds me of how Hollywood is a place for damaged, fucked up people. It also means to me that Hollywood is not Tinseltown, it’s also just a dot on the map. Wave to the tourists in their double-decker buses everybody!