Pic du Jour #48: “The Iron Rhino”

Normally there are dozens of motorcycles outside this biker bar south of Naples, where I used to live, down near the Everglades. But I suspect recently they all rode to Charlottesville.

“The latest map shows Florida had 63 of the nation’s 917 hate groups in 2016. That means the third-largest state in the nation had the second most hate groups, behind California’s 79.”

*Hate Groups in Florida*

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– pic du jour –

[a Friday image project, a la carte]

The Hug

In contrast to yesterday’s tender image, The Kiss, this embrace seems altogether different.

Alcohol induced, they don’t even bother to put down their cigarettes.

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He caught me taking this initial candid picture, as you can see, so in the interest of good PR I went over and chatted them up, took some posed pictures and ended up emailing several to them, which they appreciated.  At least I think that’s what he meant when he sent me the following:

“Tha pics were grrat thamk u”

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Four Stories In Search Of A Editor

It was not yet noon and they were passing a joint around, drinking beer, getting a buzz on.

The guy on the left with teeth rotting so bad they stank kept saying, “I’m just a homeless piece of shit, but please take my picture.”

At the same time the girl on the far right was pleading, “Don’t take my picture, I’ve been run over by a truck”. Then she winced and I noticed her two black eyes.

I motioned the middle two in from a nearby table and took a group photo.

4homeless group20150203_6468 as Smart Object-1

Each is a mother’s child; each has a compelling story, dying to be told.

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