What’s the premise? I’ll offer $1 to anyone who asks me for money in exchange for their portrait. I’m a shy person, but I’ll do my best to find out a little about the person. You never know if it’ll make someone’s day for at least talking to them a little bit.
While I was on the escalator at Wilshire/Normandie, this man asked me if I had a dollar.
“What do you need it for?”
“I’m need to get a ticket for the bus, man.”
I awkwardly told him about my $1 portrait project. At first, he hesitated. I reassured him that it was only a photography project, allowing me to interact with people.
I noticed his eyes were slightly yellow. Jaundice? Sad.
At the top of the escalator, he finally agreed. He walked to a spot away from foot traffic, then I snapped his portrait.
“Where you off to now?”
“I gotta get some food, man. I’m hungry,” walking in the direction of the bus stop.
“Alright, take care.”
I never did get his name.