Thursday, September 23, 2010

Home Sweet Homeless

This is Joseph, a.k.a. "J.J." He's been panhandling on the streets of downtown Ann Arbor for a couple of weeks, but now that summer is over he's planning to make his way out to Oklahoma to join the circus. He and some friends have been "squating" in an abandoned house in the city where they've invested a small sum of time and money to make minor repairs, clean up mold, and remove broken glass. There's also an abandoned commercial property in town that he calls his "castle." "On a good day, I can make $40 to $50 out here," he said. "Some days, I just get mean looks." His sign reads, "Home Sweet Homeless: I'm ugly, I smell bad, but doggonit people like me."

1 comment:

  1. He loves the lifestyle that's for sure. Nice shots Ryan.