Loaves & Fishes | Sacramento | 2017 | Andrea Mendale Brown
Six months ago, I photographed Andrea and many other men for Father’s Day at Loaves & Fishes but he never saw his portrait. Little did I know during that Father’s Day photo session that Andrea and I would meet up again. His big laugh and smile and humor are infectious. “Hey, do you have the photo of me from Father’s Day?” Andrea asked as he sat down on the worn wooden library chair under the broad light of our makeshift studio. “Yes, I have the photo. Here, take a look.” I pulled out my phone and found the photo, “Here, take a look.”
Although Andrea’s photo was on the loaves & Fishes website, many homeless don’t have access to on-line resources. He hadn’t seen it posted.
“I look the same, that’s the Father’s Day photo, right? I didn’t have a haircut or a shave. That’s why I left my hat on, too, probably. Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up, and I’m trying to get home to Colorado. I’d love to give this photo to my kids.”
“I will get your photos for your kids.” I said as Andrea handed the phone back to me. [Read more…]