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R EDDING SHOTS


R EDDING SHOTS

How did you get here today? “Bad decisions, I hustled, drugs, wife passed away in 1999 and I got caught in a wild fire in 2003 . I’ve moved 32 times in 20 months and living on the road is hell.” He trained as a carpenter and told me that he could build any thing. He said he could build a house from here to the freeway, ( his friend vouched for him too). He’s almost 53 and is planning to get the Amtrak down to Florida in the next few weeks to visit his Aunt.


R EDDING SHOTS

This is Robbie, he is from Northern California. He was in the Army and Nav y when he was younger but he prefers living in the bush. He didn’t really like the beer he was drinking. He’s planning to go to Finland soon, he didn’t really say why but I would imagine it ’s just for the adventure. They had a pretty neat little spot to relax, it was fairly quiet and had a nice view of the hills. I asked him for some of his life mottos and he said, “I’m just tr ying to stay outta trouble, and I want to die peaceful”.


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This is John, born and bred in Redding. He was wearing a 49ers cap so I asked: You watching the game? “Of course! We’re gonna win”. He told me that he only swims in Shasta lake because “it ’s like a bath tub compared to Whiskey town”. He loves war and espionage books and had just been to the librar y to check out a new one. I asked him if I could pray for him with regards to finding a job. “I never turn down a prayer ” he said.


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This is Marc. The first time I met Marc he was wearing a fantastic Disneyland sweater. He’s always out and about with his dog Nehemiah. He said he has been out of the US a couple of times for “war ” but not in the army. “I don’t do army. It was for something else.” His favourite activities are tennis and chess but he said, “Basketball? I can make any shot you want with my eyes closed.”


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This is Phil. I get the privilege of seeing him all the time! His smile is like NO other. I tell him this ever y time I see him and he gets bashful. One time he was with his girlfriend and I saw him and he said “Hey, this is the guy that loves my smile”. That made me happy. He nearly didn’t want a photo today because he hadn’t shaved, and after we’d done, he said “come back another time when I’ve got a more genuine smile.” Nothing more genuine than this!


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This is Eric. He’s originally from New York. His team is Miami Heat and he’s routing for the Seahawks in the Superbowl. Eric has a son who is 17, three daughters and a step daughter. He said he cried when his son was born because it was so special. He did advise me not to take my camera in the deliver y room though. With his most recent child, he was saying all throughout the pregnancy how he was going to deliver it. When they were all ready to go at the hospital the doctor still hadn’t arrived so the nurse said if he doesn’t arrive soon Eric will have to do it. “Ok lets go!” he said. He backs Seattle to win by 3 .


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This is Shawn. He’s originally from Jacksonville FL , and his team are the Bulls. He’s backing the Broncos for the Super Bowl. Shawn and Eric were warring about the best QB. “It ’s Pey ton, It ’s Pey ton, It ’s Pey ton. It ’s already solved, why are we talking about it.” He then went on to say, “Let me drop some knowledge on you, never go against Pey ton, don’t fight it, just agree with it.” He had just got a new baby seat and told me that when he saw his kid being born he didn’t eat for two days after. He also backed up Eric when he said not to take my camera in there.


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This is Francisco, but he said we could call him Skitz. That ’s the name he goes by when he produces his tracks. He’s been teaching himself and would like to go to college. He is 100% Native American and he has been growing his hair for 3 years.


Capture the gold within people. Sharing the nuggets their life holds and displaying it and celebrating them. We all hold a wonderful stor y and too many are locked away. This project wants to capture the beauty of people, unposed, natural, and beautiful. Ask questions to find out about their life and hear their stories. I want this project to spark a desire in those viewing to celebrate people in their village, town, city who they see. To delight in them and to enjoy the part that they bring to your area.

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