franklin street. february 4. kodak t-max 3200.

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At the corner of Franklin Street and Olympia Avenue, I met a young man who I would guess was around 30 years of age. As we talked I asked if he went to college, his vocabulary was very good, and he said he had graduated with a degree years ago. He lived behind this fence. This is a sanctioned camp for homeless people, most of whom are dealing with addiction. (https://olympiawa.gov/community/homelessness/Mitigation-Sites.aspx) His addiction was Methamphetamine. He told me the habit costs him between $5 and $10 a day. He has very successful friends who beg him to get clean. If addiction could be cured by the will of others no one would have a problem. The Union Rescue Mission, the First Christian Church, a church that includes a homeless shelter, and a food bank are close by on the street.

The street is also includes the library, a coffee shop, print shop, and vinyl record store.

There was a YMCA, the building shown here, but it has since moved a couple of streets over.

These images were created with the Nikon FM3a, using the Nikon 28mm 2.8D and the Voigtlander 40mm 2.8 lenses. The film was shot at 1600 and developed in HC-110(B) for 9 minutes, 15 seconds, @20C

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