Jim Goldberg - San Fernando Valley, CA. 1988. “Baby Angel, Funland Squat.” Sonya, her new guy and her child from another father. She’s now livin at Funland Squat, a house in the Valley kids rent to get off street by selling speed by RachelRiley http://flic.kr/p/oc3ym8
I wrote my first essay for my first photo class on this image. Ever since, this book, Raised By Wolves, has remained an item I lust after. I couldn’t help it. I got sucked. The text, the artifacts, the story - it was haunting and beautiful at the same time. My paper got ripped to shreds, but I still loved the class, and photography, and spent the next four years trying to impress my professor. If I’m honest, probably the next three years after as well. Some images, some work, just stays with you. Some day I’ll have my own copy of this book. Some day.