I plan to continue my portrait project at transitional housing facilities. But scheduling those shoots is slow. Meanwhile, I need new pictures for the classes I'm taking, so I photographed some strangers in the East Village.
I notice more than ever, in this set, how much I'm influenced by Hiroh Kikai's Asakusa Portraits. Of course I'm not a fraction of the photographer he is. But like the poet Kenneth Koch said, I "like to be influenced."