Boyle Heights

Las palabras del profeta (the prophet’s words)

joasBoyle Heights/ San Luis Auto Glass – Lobo or Joas spoke to me about prophets and names from the Bible. On slow work days he plays his guitar and sings lyrics written in a spiral notebook. He told me a story from the Bible and I took his picture. Equal trade.


Meanwhile in Boyle Heights… GERMS

g7GERMS at Hardware Studio – Jaime Zacarias is surrounded by people on East 1st Street in Boyle Heights. He is soft spoken when referencing his in-process mural ‘La Luchadore’, and all sorts of residents of Boyle Heights pass by and marvel at his work, the sun beams cast down from head resting on tentacles. The grin of his luchadore smiles down on them, the old, the young, the tias with their umbrellas, the Japanese man with his cane, the girls with their babies and the babies with their own wild hair-dos.

The unveiling ceremony will be taking place at Hardware Studio in Boyle Heights, June 26.

Más fotos aquí.


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Enorgullecida – Which is not fair, because this man said very little. I drove by and noticed him sitting on the bench, stoic, like a statue. When I asked for his photo he nodded. I say enorgullecida, meaning arrogant, because I was a bit presumptuous in thinking that everyone likes getting their photo taken. He was the caballero.