Fountain and Gardner

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I decided to photograph this building for reasons of nostalgia. See, this building was my home in LA from 2001 to 2009. For nearly the whole of my career as a motorcycle courier, I returned each night to this place, exhausted but still alive.

The structure recently got this spiffy new paintjob and looks pretty darn good. I was happy to catch the mom who was spotting her kid as he balanced atop the wall. That’s what I would have wanted to do when I was his age. As I was shooting, I ran into my old manager and a couple of my former neighbors. It felt like I was home again.