Visit to the Hood

by Lukesmom April. 21, 2016 2328 views

I read today in one of the multitude of emails I get that the farmer's market in my old neighborhood was starting up tonight. I had read about it but had never been. So this seemed like as good a time as any. The neighborhood has always been lower income and a bit of a melting pot and is even more so now. Asians, Hispanics, Whites and Blacks. The market was small; only 6 vendors if I recall correctly. But so interesting. I struck up a wonderful conversation with a little woman selling baked goods. And I bought some kimchee from a woman with several tattoos. Fermented on her kitchen counter. Am I brave or what? It'll either kill me or make me 10x stronger. The market was small and I felt too timid to photograph in that sort of setting, something I need to overcome. It was intimate as well as rough around the edges if that makes sense. So these are some pics from the hood before and after the market.

How the hell they get this truck in there and why?

Big Wheel. Playin' in the streets.

Impounded. If you look at this too long, it will mess with your eyes. Can anyone tell what's written on the fence?

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Jay Boggess 4 years, 2 months ago

Interesting series.....I feel much the same as you do about shooting people without permission, especially those who are living a real "hardscrabble" existence....Nice camera work!

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David 4 years, 2 months ago

SLR's are kind of "in your face", that's why I like a phone for pictures of these type situations. Those words look like they're written in some Arab tongue. Where is this? I ferment on my kitchen counter all the time so you should be good to go with that.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Sara G 4 years, 2 months ago

I would have felt about the same as you..hope the kimchee ? is good.

4 years, 2 months ago Edited
Abby 4 years, 2 months ago

Nice set....

4 years, 2 months ago Edited