It Could Be Worse

I try not to bitch, but sometimes the need to vent gets the better of me, just like everyone else. But, even when I’m ranting about something, I know in the back of my head that I actually have it pretty good. No matter how shitty my day gets, at least my hometown wasn’t destroyed by a hurricane, and I wasn’t separated from my parents at the age of six, left alone and in charge of my younger siblings.

That’s what happened to this little guy:

De'Monté
De’Monté Love and his family on the front porch of their San Antonio apartment. Photographed for Independent Weekly by Darren Abate.
To license this image, contact photographer directly.

De’Monté was separated from his mother while being evacuated from New Orleans. The helicopter he was put on board was supposed to go back for his mom, and other adults, but never did. You can read the full story here. His name is incorrectly reported as Williams, the surname of his mother and brother. Just noting that so no-one thinks I’m the one guilty of the oversight. 😉 Sorry, but you have to be a stickler when captioning.

I dropped in on them today and snapped a few frames at the request of Independent Weekly. The family has received a ton of media attention, and there was even a book written about their ordeal. Now they are just ready for the hype to die down.

De'Monté and Catrina
De’Monté Love and his mother, Catrina Williams, on the front porch of their San Antonio apartment. Photographed for Independent Weekly by Darren Abate.
To license this image, contact photographer directly.

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~ by peakaction on August 18, 2006.

2 Responses to “It Could Be Worse”

  1. first photo is such a fuckin’ winner!

    congrats mate!

  2. Dude, open shade light is fuckin it!

    Light doesn’t look better than that.

    Wonderful portrait.

    Sean

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