Another 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.