I met Rick while shooting the incoming storm at Pass Harbor. He’s from Northern California, but now lives in Eastabuchie, Ms. His bike has a side car made from an old Jack Daniels whiskey barrel that his son made. His dog used to ride in it, before leaping out one day while riding & you can guess what happened. Anyway he was spending some time down on the coast taking a break from quarantine.
Ricky & Coco
Ricky & Coco were collecting beads after the Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras parade in Biloxi. Ricky said he is a life long Biloxi resident. He was on a new trike he said he'd just bought for like $100. It was pretty sweet. Coco got to ride in the basket on the back with the beads.
Sam said he wanted to be in my pictures. So I took one. He's 41 & is from Ponchatoula, Louisiana. He siad his family used to stop off in New Orleans for bathroom breaks when he was kid. He freely told me he used to be a crack addict, but isn't any longer. I believed him. He looked very healthy. He said he got into some trouble & spent some time in prison. He now lives in the Market Street Power Plant in New Orleans. A sketchy place.
We were filming DBlock & when we rolled up, Easter was collecting scrap metal. He said he used to think his name was unique. Until he said he went to the social security office & discovered there are a lot of people named Easter. He said he'd named his two boys Easter as well. One of which he lost to cancer last year. He was 45.
Roy ‘Lightning’ Nielsen cut his first ice in the cold of northern Michigan. He received the name ‘Lightning’ for his now infamous last minute goal at the 2017 Tampa National. His teammates lauded how time stood still as he moved down the ice to score.
CJ was tearing down a barbed wire fence & building one that was a bit more apropos to the time period of this old sugar plantation.
A welder by trade. A former prison minister. Joseph now plays his guitar where ever he happens to be. This day he'd been playing for 8 hours straight! You can catch him in his van along the Mississippi Coast or in the Quarter in New Orleans.
Bonnett's Bookstore, in the Oregon Historic District in Dayton, Ohio, was opened in the 1930's by Kevin's family & is still owned & operated by the family.
Buddy comes to the park daily with left over food to feed the birds. There are ducks, chickens, geese, sea gulls, crows & some others I didn't know the species of. He said since his wife has passed it's pretty much all he does.
Steven works full time at Ingall's Ship Building in Pascagoula. At 45 years old, he is the godfather of skateboarding in the area.
I'd gone down to get some shots of the sunset at the beach. When I rolled up, I noticed Mike sitting on one of the benches. He gave me a quick wave. I gave one back & headed down to the water. I kept an eye on him & eventually went over to speak with him. He said he had never seen the ocean before, and that he was 'blown away'. He was headed to the east coast for a job. I eventually gave him a ride to the convenient store. He was very appreciative & never asked for a dime.