Skid Row Photography Club

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HomelessInLa - Jack Hornbeck

Joined Apr 29 2011
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64 years old
Los Angeles Ca.
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Photography is many things to many people. It is so much more than merely taking snapshots of friends, family members and pets, but is also an expression of human creativity. Photography is a very power form of art, with it; we can show all of the natural beauty of the world, document people, places and things; expose evil or just use it to expand our horizon. Photography gives the power to look at things differently and to be more objective in life.

I am thankful that a friend of mine had enough trust in me to lend me a fine digital camera. I have already read books on the subject, but as always, translating book knowledge in actual work is always a challenge, but a fun and rewording challenge. Is rewarding in many way, the least of which is that it teaches us to look closer at things, and it teaches us to look for the inner beauty in all things, to look beyond the dirty sidewalks and trash in the streets and all the angry personalities that we see everyday here on the mean streets of Los Angeles.

If to puts a smile on someone’s face then photography is positive tool.


I am 57 year old homeless white man living in Los Angeles. I became very interested in photography from an older brother of mine, now deceased, who was a professional photographer. Now, thanks to a school teacher, who paid me to take some photos from the POW of a homeless person, re-kindled my interest.

The previously mentioned teacher will lend me a digital camera to take with me on a up-coming hike to Echo mountain and the route of the old Mt. Lowe Railway which I will photograph on May 11, and will post them on my jhornbeck PhotoBucket account at when the time comes.

Please note that, so far, none of the images are my own work, but I hope to remedy that soon.



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