Wednesday, August 11, 2010
"Rat's Dad" - Burnside. 2004.
Rat was a skater I met briefly during the time I spent shooting a documentary project in Burnside. He was on a restraining order and had one of those tracker devices on his ankles which he seemed really proud of. His Dad worked as a painter in the area and would often stop by the park on his way home after a hard days graft. I had wanted to shoot a portrait of him for ages and this was the only night i shot with him. He seemed like an good, honest, hard working man. The portrait I shot ended up being one of my favorite photos from the whole project.