Another photo from Gary, Indiana [1]. This is Michael Ferrell and we met him at a gas station in Gary.  We were driving by when I pointed him out to Jez [2] and said we should go back and ask to photograph him.  Jez [3] quickly turned the car around and we went in the gas station to Another photo from Gary, Indiana [1]. This is Michael Ferrell and we met him at a gas station in Gary.  We were driving by when I pointed him out to Jez [2] and said we should go back and ask to photograph him.  Jez [3] quickly turned the car around and we went in the gas station to

Forgotten America: Michael

Another photo from Gary, Indiana. This is Michael Ferrell and we met him at a gas station in Gary.  We were driving by when I pointed him out to Jez and said we should go back and ask to photograph him.  Jez quickly turned the car around and we went in the gas station to “fill up” but then proceeded to talk with him.

Michael was a very kind man that immediately was OK with us photographing him and seemed to enjoy it in his own way.  Michael is 57 years old and has lived his entire life in Gary only a few blocks away from that gas station.  He said he works with his uncle from time to time painting when there is work but also helps out around the gas station we were at as well.

We must have been photographing him for over an hour as the sun was setting and producing some amazing lighting but in the end this was my favorite shot.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/coreywagehoft/4963509493/#comment72157624909343728 Flickr: albertusmagnus

    Wonderful face! Such character in his eyes and expression!

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/coreywagehoft/4963509493/#comment72157624797886005 Flickr: Frank Fullard

    Great street shot!