Bobby and Anna took me to Venice Beach to see all the weirdos on my first trip out to California. They warned me “don’t talk to anyone trying to sell you something or wanting you to listen to music. They’ll follow you. All. Day. Long.”
These two guys singled me out, “Hey look at this guy with the TMZ camera”, I guess to someone who doesn’t know what a Mamiya RB67 is, it may look like a “TMZ camera”, whatever that is. Of course, they tried to get me to listen, they were persistent, but I told them I wouldn’t have time to enjoy, but “hey, can I take your photo instead?”
They felt that was a fair trade.
Not the finest portrait I’ve ever taken, but I like how it all went down. And yes, there was a light leak in my film back.
Photo: Jimmy Johnston