Another installment of The Invisible Ones of Washington, DC
I met Lynette on a residential street in the Shaw neighborhood of Washington, DC. She wasn’t panhandling, just sitting on a bench. As I walked by, I said good morning as I do with most everyone I meet. Lynette was quite surprised that I spoke to her and engaged me in a conversation. Her question to me was, “why would someone of substance speak to someone who had none.” I must admt in all the years that I have been making street portraits of the homeless, I have never been called “a person of substance.” I said as much to Lynete who laughed uproariously and said that compared to her I had substance. This allowed me to engage Lynette in a conversation about the Invisible Ones Project. She readily ageed to allow me to shoot his portrait and include it in the project. I compensated her for her time and moved on.