Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Our lady of pimped rides

Our lady of the pimped ridesAnother photo from my virgin run to Wilmington down near the port of Los Angeles.  This time the Virgin Mary is praying over a couple of custom cars with a few cherubs flying around her shoulders. I know this is supposed to be some kind of blessing for the business (Aguirre’s Radiator), but honestly, why so big and why over a few street cruisers?  This is my second pass at shooting this Virgin Mary. I was hoping for better conditions. There is always a car in the way. The neighborhood is an ugly blend of bars, mechanic garages, and old apartment buildings. It is a Hispanic working class poor neighborhood, but fairly safe. The owners did not want to talk to me.


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