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Sunday’s with @sunbasket - everyother month city hope teams up with @sunbasket to host a cooking class for our neighbors in the tenderloin
Me: where are you from Silas: originally I’m from contra costa county but I’ve been in the Tenderloin for 12yrs Me: What advice would you give yourself at 18 Silas: you know someone once told me to just get along with people... don’t go around lying & stealing... people will like you better if you’re honest, trust worthy, & reliable... Yeah someone told me that a long time ago 📷 @felixjr1
a tea farmer from the Namhsan village in Myanmar from my trip with @burmainc
Dulu suko dulu
Me: So how long have you been shooting Michael: I started taking pictures in 81’ I went full time in 2001 Me: What advise do you have for me as a young photographer Michael: Do what you do, let people see what you do, and let people take away what they do. Don't be a talker …just do ... and people will notice and people will be inspired .. be consistent.
me: hows your day today? friend: *sigh* you know.. I’ve had an abusive day … i’ve never heard a response like this I took a moment … i said "I’m sorry" she looked up at me and replied “i’m fine… its over now" I asked permission to give her a hug .. she said "yes I'd like that" and for that moment we shared i told her how strong and beautiful she is... strong & beautiful 📷 @felixjr1
memories and thoughts age, just as people do. but certain thoughts can never age, and certain memories can never fade - Haruki Murakami
me: whats some advice you'd give yourself at 21 andre: well travel as much as you can.. live a good life and when people talk just listen
When I was 18 I wanted to join the army but I was taking care of my mom so I sacrificed my youth to take care of her. My family really disowned her for her disability. me: What’s a memory you have of your mother as a child Ana-Marie: Us singing together. We would go into Hollywood and we would sing side by side Roll out the barrel Well have a barrel of fun -beer barrel polka ... do you know that one 📷 @felixjr1
Ini boleh di kira family potrait ke sifu?
Just a random shot
Sunrise mobilegraphy
a moment from my trip with @burmainc in the Yangon markets in Myanmar
the sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night - Haruki Murakami
look back how far youve come smile it's just begun a journey to the Son
and if my chute don't open wide  I have another one by my side  and if that chute don't open round  I'll be the first one on the ground - military cadence  Mr. Lee Jackson pulled me aside and started singing this to me the first time we met  after he asked if i could take his photo and i said sure only if I could print him a copy. Mr. Lee Jacksons served in the Vietnam war and sometimes goes by the nickname warlord
we're all only passing stars who have come by to give each other a little light for our few short days here on earth - Victor Villaseñor
the older brother I never had. I am so grateful for my brother Brenton... he is an amazing human being and a great friend ... he constantly pushes me in my craft as a photographer and affirms me as a person. Happy birthday Brenton thank you and Cat and baby Amélie for being such a joy and a light in my life. Please follow my bro as he continues to grow as a storyteller 📷🎥 @brentongieser
you know I was raised with six sisters and you better believe that I was raised right. I'm that guy that treats everyone with respect - horace
Me: How you doing? Og: Oh you know I’m hanging in there ever since Moana gone it’s been tough but I’m going to wait one year before I start dating again. But can’t no woman replace her. you know I was right next to her when she passed The doctors told me she had compulsive heart failure But god called her home and now she’s up in heaven looking down at me smiling.
happy birthday pa my father I thank god for my father He has shown me what real sacrifice is ... he came to this country with nothing he worked and worked and gave and gave my dad was the first person to show me what hard work looks like. He showed me what it means to give to those who are less fortunate. To help those that aren't in a position to help themselves. When I was a kid I looked forward to the days off at school not because I could go play with my friends but because I could go work with my pop. My dad is my best friend and my hero...I love listening to him talk about his childhood growing up in Mexico... We’ve cried together and we’ve shared a lot of laughs together .. my father
I miss u all😘
The best dads get promoted to grandpa
Talk is cheap darling
myanmar moments
our past doesn't define us but sometimes we let it hold us ... sometimes our past sits with us. It comforts us it's familiar. saying bye to never feel them again. to forget the feelings.. to forget the moments moments of connection it may not come back. so I hold on to what is familiar because it remind me that i'm human.
I look my best when I'm totally free, on holiday, walking on the beach.
"Fear the day a good heart gives up on you. Our skies don't become grey out of nowhere"
a moment. a day is filled with them how quickly I get stuck between the here and there that is life. I often miss the beauty that's constant, moments remind me of how little my problems are compared to the grandness of nature. My faith and my camera have shaped the way I see the world. It has made me appreciate the smaller mundane moments that seem trivial to some but for me are full of life. The beauty that is in the "in-between.” Moments are surreal, like a dream, it moves slow yet it all happens so fast. As a photographer, my eyes are constantly distracted looking for those "in-between" moments, that beauty is where I wish to stay.
The most prized possession in this music is your own unique sound. Through sound, jazz leads you to the core of yourself and says “Express that.” Through jazz, we learn that people are never all one way. Each musician has strengths and weaknesses. We enjoy hearing musicians struggle with their parts, and if we go one step further and learn to accept the strong and weak parts of people around us and of ourselves, life comes at us much more easily. A judge has a hard time out here- Wynton Marsalis
and I thanked mi papa who'd always said to me that we, los Indios, the Indians, were like the weeds. That roses you had to water and giver fertilizer or they'd die. But weeds, indigenous plants, you gave them nada-nothing; hell you even poisoned them and put concrete over them, and those weeds would still break the concrete - Victor Villaseñor, Burro Genius
Be gentle with yourself
me: whats some advice you'd give yourself at 21 andre: well travel as much as you can.. live a good life and when people talk just listen
these cotton picking hands..these working hands - Mr. Holman full story link in bio
Im such a fool for you #pinkezup
When I was 18 I wanted to join the army but I was taking care of my mom so I sacrificed my youth to take care of her. My family really disowned her for her disability. me: What’s a memory you have of your mother as a child Ana-Marie: Us singing together. We would go into Hollywood and we would sing side by side Roll out the barrel Well have a barrel of fun -beer barrel polka ... do you know that one
Me: Why did you want to put this day on for the women in the tenderloin Robin: because there are so many beautiful women here and sometimes the women can get complacent and we do these make over events to remind them of there beauty Me: when did you start doing these women’s day Robin: well I was once in a woman’s shelter and after a long day the ladies would put the children away to bed and I would gather all the ladies up after and we would do our hair, make up, and facials. It’s events like today that remind the woman of their inner beauty and now I’m in a position to give back to the resident of the tL Woman’s day was a celebration of the woman of the tenderloin which offered hair and makeup that was donated from Sephora and styling was done by robin ... so many amazing people came together to celebrate the woman in the tenderloin and a huge shout out to City Hope for being a big contributor to this day .... im just grateful I got to be a part of it. Yes that is a life savers sweater robin has on and when I took this photo she asked if i liked it .... I told her I loved it she replied with I’m going for a 90’s look
smiles distant midnight emptiness loneliness reminded
me: what’s something you would tell yourself at 18 max: love freely and don’t sell yourself short me: what’s the last dream you remember max: I was in the woods surrounded by ivy and my mother was walking next to me. The very next day after I took this photo a friend of mine on 6th st came running up to me saying Max, Max is dead Felix! He was sitting on my window and fell out 3 floors up. He’s dead and you know what the sad part was is when his sister came to grab his things she said “well max wasn’t cool anyways” so I want you to print the photos so I can show her how cool max was!
Pighle neelam sa behta hua ye sama Neeli-Neeli si khamoshiyaan Na kahin hai zameen, na kahin Aasmaan Sarsarati hui tehniyaan, pattiyaan Keh raheen hai ki bas ek tum ho yahaan Sirf main hoon Meri saansein hain aur meri dhadkanein Aisi gehraiyaan, aisi tanhaiyaan Aur main sirf main Apne hone par mujhko yaqeen aa gaya ! . Ps - My feelings found solace in these lines 💗 . . . . . . #mkexplore #twgrammers #way2ill_ #tonechaser_ #visualarchitects #artofvisuals #fragmentmag #vscocam #streetprowlers #visualofstreet #shoot2kill #underrated_shots #urbanandstreet #agameoftones #rsa_streetview #instastreet #moodygrams #urbanromantix #meistershot #mobilemag #uncalculatedt #moodygrams #visualofstreet #streetmobs #illgrammers
my names Wilbert I’m the president of the oakland black cowboy association. We’ve been around 1974 and I’ve been the president for 13 yrs and a member for 15-16 yr You should come to the parade we do on the 1st sat of October #blackjoyparade
A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life
I wish I knew how It would feel to be free I wish I could break All the chains holding me I wish I could say All the things that I should say Say 'em loud say 'em clear For the whole round world to hear I wish I could share All the love that's in my heart Remove all the bars That keep us apart I wish you could know What it means to be me Then you'd see and agree That every man should be free I wish I could give All I'm longin' to give I wish I could live Like I'm longin' to live I wish I could do All the things that I can do Though I'm way overdue I'd be starting anew. Well I wish I could be like a bird in the sky How sweet it would be If I found I could fly I'd soar to the sun And look down at the sea And I sing 'cause I know How it feels to be free - Nina Simone
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im a retired cement layer … i use to live out here for a living i dont do that anymore because it’ll kill you were not fit for this and after a while it takes a tole on us mentally habits is our nature whether its a drug habit or a habit brushing your teeth habits are habits out in this environment you loose all your professional habits your hygiene your mentality and the streets become your habitat unknowingly you’re stripped now .. now I’m indoors and I’m still learning my new habits because out here i had bad habits not knowing to myself that they were bad because i was making the best of a bad situation but looking at it now i was out of my habitat so being i know better i can’t go back to this my habits are mine wether they are good or bad i create them so right now I’m working on good habits they’re my responsibility - b
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