A good friend of mine and photojournalist (Jarrett Christian) went to the West End of Atlanta earlier this year to take some portraits. We were inspired to do this out of our personal interests- Jarrett and I are both passionate about portraiture and storytelling. These are the individuals that I had the pleasure to meet while in between a thrift store and a beauty supply shop in the West End. While most shared their stories of triumph or disappointment with me others were purely interested in who this strange woman was and what I was doing with a backdrop in the middle of their neighborhood on a Wednesday morning.
I would love to hear your thoughts on this shoot- and if you know of a place in town that has great characters that I should visit comment below with your suggestions.