A Chippewa Hero
I have a new friend in ATX. He approached me yesterday looking for a job.. or a cup of coffee. I told him I could help him out with the second one. As we walked over to Progress I asked him a few questions about himself and he began to sharing his life story. I knew almost immediately that I wanted to photograph him. He humbly agreed to my unusual request. We walked back to the office and I quickly set up my equipment as he continued his story. I was intrigued the entire hour and a half that followed. I was his listening ear and he was my exquisite subject. He told of his epic journey through life. From his days as a full blood Native-American boy growing up in Wisconsin to the 54 months he spent in the war in Vietnam, it was as if there was no end to the tale. And that was fine with me. There was nothing else that could compare to the time I got to share with this Chippewa.