Strangers

hat's this all about? It's an ambitious personal project to make a portrait of a someone I've never met before in my life every day for the span of one year.

Stranger 47: Emerehildo

Emerehildo walked up to me and spoke in his native language asking if I was Boricuan.  When I said no he said in his broken english that there were no Boricuans anywhere in this neighborhood.  We were on the corner of Wyckoff and Smith st. so I had to agree with him that the diversity had definitely shifted on the spectrum.  In my limited spanish and his limited english we got on alright.  I ascertained that he worked in the area but lived in another neighborhood off in the opposite direction.  He's lived here eighteen years.  I do hope to run into Emerehildo again.