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Ever So Grim

© Russell Smith, 2012

© Russell Smith, 2012

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9 responses

  1. I want an unlike button…or a this makes me so sad button for this one Russell

    January 15, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    • That’s why I always call those pictures “grim.” It’s an everyday reality here in Hollywood where less than a mile away people live in Byzantine splendor up in the Hollywood Hills. These are the only pictures that I take in black and white.

      January 15, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      • It just shouldn’t be

        January 15, 2013 at 9:17 pm

      • I agree. That’s why it’s important for me to document this kind of social injustice.

        January 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  2. Robin

    Fantastic photo!

    January 16, 2013 at 1:17 am

    • Thanks!

      January 17, 2013 at 3:31 pm

  3. It is sad that this is his reality. It is sad for many people that they live this reality, while the rest of us bitch about taxes and guns and what’s on sale.

    January 19, 2013 at 2:29 am

    • I know. We all worry about stray animals, but there are stray people too. Lost, abandoned, hopeless. I feel obliged to document their plight.

      January 19, 2013 at 6:51 pm

  4. Mimi

    I love your street portraits. They have such power. This is a statement about our land of plenty!

    February 15, 2013 at 1:24 am

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