I traveled to Venice Beach, California, USA in 2009.
I spent only 2 days there as I was in transit back home to Australia after I had everything I owned including my car stolen from me in South Beach, Miami.
These following pictures are just a few from a disposable camera that I purchased from a grocery store with minimal funds I was lent from a friend.
The Catwoman Sunglasses the people are wearing I found near a dumpster in Miami just before I caught my flight to L.A.
Somehow in a demolished state of mind I decided to put the only two things I had together (1.disposable camera 2.catwoman sunglasses) and shoot a little project.
Above each pic is a description of who it is / how I got the shot.
BELOW: L-R Jake Doyle, Alejandro, Myself, Tayo, Rhyss
BELOW: I got this shot of Tayo just after we both started hallucinating on the acid that we bought on Venice Beach for $6.
BELOW: This guy was homeless and scary as hell. He made me promise to give him the glasses to keep if I took a pic. Of Course I wasn’t going to give them to him. Jake (first picture pink shirt) and I wrestled him to the ground and got them back off him. He started saying some heavy shit like he was going to bring a whole army of underground homeless to find me and kill me. Which would probably be all fine if I wasn’t starting to feel the acid HARD. I got the hell outta there.
BELOW: This lady was high-as-a-kite on crack in the middle of a busy street just off the beach trying to swat cars down with her tennis racquet. You can see it tucked under her arm. As I crossed the street she asked me for a light so I gave her one. While she lit up her cigarette I lay down on the road and snapped this shot of her. After I left she continued to swat at passing cars.
BELOW: This madman was in charge of the hostel that I stayed at. I sat down with him after the sun came up in the stairwell listening to stories about his 25 years in Venice Beach. I was also thankful that he didn’t call the cops on us after Jake (first pic pink shirt) actually threw a man down 15 stairs for trying to steal his gear from his room.