There was a phone booth in the parking lot of the old Tropicana Motel on Santa Monica Blvd and this is where Tom Waits would conduct all of his business. This RARE never before published photo of Tom Waits hanging out with Tommy Ramone of The Ramones. All the cool bands adored The Tropicana.
In May I went to the Dekalb Co. Animal shelter to photograph rescue pitbulls for a story by Tom Junod (of recent controversy) about the state of pitbulls in America. The shelter had about 150 dogs and over 80 percent of them were pits. I had such a great time on this shoot, even though it was total chaos and a dog peed inside an apple box. Thanks to Deb Wenhoff and Michael Norseng for such a rad assignment and Dan Depew for the assisting/dog wrangling/ good company. Go adopt a pitbull!