So after we left the stores on Leeland I drove on up to take a few photographs of the block that Jennifer found. I want to get back and do even more in different lighting because they will soon be gone. The area is covered in new lofts. A portion of Houston that I have really enjoyed will soon look like the West Gray area on the south of downtown—Yuppieville.
I didn’t have any ones in my pocket today so I was hoping that I would not run into anyone for the $2 Portrait project but the next time I go back there I will have a pocket full because the area is heavily populated with the homeless. With these buildings for a background I think it would be a great area for the project.
Janet and I use to spend a lot of time on the East Side photographing the color. For a while it seemed that the color was disappearing but I believe that it is coming back. I like the East Side, it’s like Montrose, filled with interesting people, but it has an ambiance that Montrose has for the most part lost. Like Montrose, the East Side will eventually be gone, the textures, the colors, the decay of time will be lost. I need to get to this area as frequently as I can. Maybe tomorrow Janet and I can have lunch at the Calliope Poor Boy Shop and maybe more of the employees will sit for a portrait. I also should consider stopping in at the Aerosol Gallery and see if I can get the owner to sit for a portrait.