the irony and the ecstasy

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going downtown

more out takes from the my sixth street assignment for the california apparel news. i think these brought me back to the beginning of my wandering downtown as a kid. i think it was the wheels, the walking and so many windows. back then it was big cars that would glide through the street, they have been replaced by scooters and bikes.


rocco espinoza owner of round2 one of the new hipster stores on sixth street. i went to high school with his sister, that was a strange revelation. it was the first person in thirty years that i have come across from that era. rocco is the window.


stanton james is a high end boutique on the ground floor of the old chubb insurance building. the windows are nothing like the old windows of the downtown department stores of the 60s. big stories and big visuals dancing behind glass. men in crisply steamed suits and women in skirts and camel hair coats bustling about.


the next time i see this guy i have to meet him. otherwise, the fantasy in my head of him as a skid row lawyer will become reality and will never be able to erase that memory.


the last frame of the assignment. on the bus, riding back to the newspaper.


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