Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Frankie J from Salt Lake City, Lost Faces, and Lost Cell Phone Girl







These are all photos taken this past Monday, but for the last. I had made good time coming back from Fullerton, so I got off the subway to walk around and enjoy the air. Warm enough, but still a nice crispness to clear the head and give nice plumes of breath out of everyones' faces. I noticed those ads again for LOST, the final season starting up in three weeks, and took a few photos more to see how they turned out in the dark more than anything else, and a few photos look like the blurry one I posted. The sign is falling apart pixel by pixel, but the sign still looks good on the opposite side, likely kept from the wind by the Lake Street el platform. They were doing construction and I was going around it when I met Ricky J from Salt Lake City, who told me he had no plans to go to a shelter, was holding a sandwich some guy had handed him while I was taking the photos, and Ricky J was amazed when I gave him two dollars, as he was expecting coins. I post the last photo with sadness. I have been in love with this unnamed girl, from a cell phone ad in Spanish, and I'd seen her every time I was at the bus stop since April or May of last year. Last week, the ad was replaced, still in Spanish, still for cell phones. This one annoys me, and I've yet to figure it out. Maybe its just that there's no longer the girl in the hat with the Ferris wheel in the background. That must be it.

3 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

Maybe it's the sunshine and warmth in that last photo that you're in love with at the moment.

HemlockMan said...

Nice of you to give the guy a couple of bucks. Nicer to have taken the time to speak to him and take his photo. Mystery of the smile of the homeless.

One of my pals recently found himself seriously ill. He's self-employed with no insurance. You can imagine. Carole and I gave him enough money for him to buy medicine his doctor had prescribed.

I can see why you would fall in love with the Spanish girl. A real cutie.

Capcom said...

The pic of the girl looks like one of those fresh flowerpower type ads from the 60s, they were always very cheerful. Life was like that back then for a brief moment.

I still don't understand the construction of these Lost signs. Are they projected on the building? Or electronic signs?