Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Wandering back from a photo shoot of the homeless around Sacramento (Please see below), I passed a State Of California building that had some interesting architecture so I went inside and looked around. I don’t think the employees or the guard had any idea what to do so they just sorta stood there puzzled as I looked at the strange public art. It was all of this weird lizard-like critter in different natural(?) poses in odd places: two were stuck high on a window and looked like thick plastic; a couple were on a real boulder in the center of the room and looked bronzed, and; this one was over a doorway and stuck looking down at a message that made no sense whatsoever to me. I laughed out loud while looking up at it, seeing the composition I shot here.

If anyone knows what these creatures represent that has to do with education (other than being educated at what these things are, smarties!), let me know and I’ll include it in here somewhere. In the meantime, I’m assuming they are reptiles that are present on the planet today and entering it into the appropriate groups that way. If I’m wrong, I’m sure someone will tell me – fast.

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I have always felt that art has more than one aspect and without them all, it’s not complete. For that reason, I have chosen the homeless as the yang for the beauty I can sometimes capture and hopefully, people will see more of the world around me than just the parts they *_want_ to see. I do my best to take “dignity shots” – photographs that either show their lives (often with their faces) or their plight (with their privacy intact). If someone awakens while I am shooting them, I hand them payment for their portrait. If they remain asleep, I leave them as is to prevent them from being victimized by haters and desperate people.

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