Pedestrian train

train car graffiti

Stan enjoyed calling his transient life of riding the rails pedestrian. That a seemingly dirt-poor, nomad had a GRE vocabulary, and a finely honed sense of irony, was irreconcilable for many people he met.

He often tagged trains he frequented with a modern version of hobo hieroglyphics from the turn of the 20th century. Stan’s moveable art guided fellow travelers to safe food, shelter and work. Ofttimes it functioned as a treasure map to cash and clothing he hid inside rail cars.

Most men of his vast financial means are expected to travel extensively, but in luxury not in austerity.

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Pedestrian and/or Dull
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Inspiration: Graffiti Train

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I believe all good fiction includes an element of truth, and all good photography includes an element of fantasy. In this journal I hope to give voice to the stories swirling around in my head, and to capture the images I see through my camera’s lens.

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