Literary-Journalism Legend, John Sack

I always liked John Sack, since I first met him on a ship in the North Arabian Sea over two years ago. Between that time and now I have been learning more and more about him, the majority through correspondence but also through internet research. His writing style and ideology have had a great influence on my photojournalism.

[I went to visit John Sack, Esquire war correspondent and author of a dozen books. I'm glad he has time to talk. He is a good person to learn from.]

The Tenderloin, The T.L., The 'Loin

If you are looking to get in a fight, stabbed, mugged, shot, raped, killed, crack, pot, San Francisco's Tenderloin District can deliver. This is a shot of crackheads in a board meeting across from the Tenderloin Grocery on Turk and Fifth.

Ching-Ching and Hunter are two dangerous folks. I was hesitant about taking their pictures. "C" summed up their occupations as "Killa-Hustla-Pimps." I believe them. They never mentioned what neighborhood they came from but all the bad dudes show up in the T.L. at some point. They admitted that there are worst neighborhoods but none more infamous.

[The Tenderloin is a dangerous place to have a camera. So don't try it.]