i remember seeing this book around a lot when i was in middle school & then high school. very chilling to read, but also reaffirming what i grew up seeing/hearing in the hood. highly recommend this. // what are y'all currently reading?
One of the things I enjoy while drifting around the city or on a road trip is road side monuments. I’m always shocked when I come across this giant man statue in random places. The origin of the giant man statues are unknowing but there’s record of him as far back as 1940. Theres a lot of them all over the States but California has 30 some on the road and some in storage. Some giant men have been restored or customized to advertise a specific business.This particular one is a brown mechanic with a mustache and is located in East La. Here’s one of many encounters with el mecanico. #photographmechris#pinchfilm#eastlosangeles#eastloscameraclub#largeformat#4x5#crossprocess#film#giantstatue#hoodchronicles