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The grief motorist

The girl is gone, the mystery remains…

His name is Michael and he was sitting in his car on Dubuque Avenue in South San Francisco, separated by a K-rail barrier from the spot on Highway 101 where his cousin Odalys was killed. He visits the spot from time to time, smoking cheap, fragrant cigars and staring through his exhaled smoke at the passing traffic while wondering how his cousin ended up on foot on the 101 where a car hit her and took her life. He says the cops still don’t know; after three and a half years the case is still open. Michael thinks foul play may have been involved. He misses Odalys very much and just wants to know why she died.

Michael got out of his car for this photograph, and to graciously give a summary of his story…

(South San Francisco, California, 2016. See more of my work here.)

2 replies »

  1. I continue to be impressed by your photography of people. That skill extends far beyond using the camera. Tip o’ the hat, sir.

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