Sunday, December 5, 2010

Ruben Israel, street preacher

1994 Canal Street

1999 Canal Street

1998 Canal Street


1996 Canal Street

1995 Canal Street

I started photographing Mardi Gras in 1990, and in 1994 I made a portrait of a man carrying a banner and street preaching. We talked a bit, and I asked if I might make his portrait, he agreed and I sent him a copy. His name is Ruben Israel, from Southern California and he is a self proclaimed Street Preacher. Since 1994 I have made his portrait at Mardi Gras. This month finds me scanning old negative files before the film faded too seriously to allow good scans, and I cam across some of Rubens portraits.

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