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David Guzman

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more photos: yourfrienddavid.tumblr.com :) :) I think I'm ready to start getting Solace Volume 6 together.
Venice Beach, CA.
#35mm #film #color

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@gabe_laura @22nd_of_november @kaliforniaduudee @dr.walls

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shoot film, not people.
@hamburger_eyes
#35mm #film #shootfilm

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@lillyiguzman @bunk.shit @lambda17_ @swietphoto

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@whatastalker

@whatastalker
Finally decided to start shooting film and the Pentax I bought shit out on me #Lovely

@loveleelee_xoxo

@loveleelee_xoxo
@pizzzagypsyy this bus you right? I saw it and was like I think that's her it looks like her face and hair.... It's late.

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@whatastalker dude, total bummer. You shouldn't give up on film yet!

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"I migrated to the United States over 30yrs ago. And for a long time I was not homeless. I worked on becoming a citizen and I did. I worked countless jobs and I always had enough to afford a studio. But now I'm older and sick so it's a lot harder to work now. No one wants to hire an old sick-guy who can easily be hurt on the job and I understand. I get by with recycling now but I need help...God bless you and thank you for the burrito. Can I have a magazine to show people? I don't want my face to be shown but Ryan (featured on the cover) gave me this cross, show everyone that. Ryan is a nice kid." -Lauro
Lauro couldn't believe Solace was a thing and he was excited about how many of his friends were in it. I completely respect when someone does not want their photo taken so I hope you guys enjoy this photo. πŸƒπŸ‚
Thank you @mars.og for helping feed so many homeless people of Santa Ana by buying every Solace Volume. Link is in my bio to contribute :-)
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans

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@gabe_laura @22nd_of_november @claraleopo @seleneyukari

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@mars.og

@mars.og
God bless ❀️❀️

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Artsy Santa Ana, CA.
#35mm #film #santaana #art

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@gabe_laura @peter_jochems_photography @kaliforniaduudee @cagb.art

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Freeways are intriguing. This is my favorite spot to sit and drink coffee at. Photo taken last nite.
FWY 55 North/South
yourfrienddavid.tumblr.com
#freeway #nightphotography

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@gabe_laura @abe_lomeli @ooapop_ @mars.og

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@birdydastard

@birdydastard
take me with you to shoot you bitch

@sandy_gal

@sandy_gal
Holy shit😍

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@whateverrichy @sandy_gal thanks guyz!!

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pugssandkisses it's not difficult, just use a long shutter speed and keep the camera steady as possible! Thanks noob!

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@birdydastard fosho hoe

@pugssandkisses

@pugssandkisses
@yourfrienddavid thanks for the tips! I'm gonna try it πŸ˜‹πŸ‘πŸΌ

@suelandaz

@suelandaz
I'm always amazed how photographer used exposure time in certain events in action😊 it's freezes completely.typically for this long shutter speeds you used above 1 seconds😊 great shot!πŸ‘πŸ˜Š

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@suelandaz thank you! I'm glad you like it. I used a 30second shutter for this one.

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"6yrs ago everything changed. I was having a good life. I was on track to have my own house and nice car. I was healthy and fit. I used to run in the mornings, run at the beach, run up the mountains. But 6yrs ago everything changed. I was walking in Los Angeles late at night when I saw a group of guys coming towards me to rob me. And even though I only had $2 I knew they'd jump me from anger of me not having more money. I knew my only way out was to outrun them so I did, I ran. But I was so fast that from anger of not being able to catch me, they shot me. Two out of four shots hit me and the guys disappeared. Since I didn't have insurance, the surgery to remove the bullets and to save me was $645,000. $645,000 that I'll never be able to pay. I'm facing so many other debt problems. But through the grace of God I'm alive, so I'm thankful for that. I lost complete feeling in my right foot and for a very long time I couldn't walk. But I took it upon myself to do physical exercises that would get me back on my feet and now I have the ability to ride my bike. Before all of that happened, I was a mechanic. I know everything about cars. Also, I was studying to be an electrician and I was learning about computers. I'm a good guy who suffered something terrible but I do plan on making something of my life." -Carlos
For his privacy, Carlos didn't want his face to be shown, but he did want to share his story with all of you. Much respect for the humble man that he is after everything he's been through.
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans

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@gabe_laura @effin_jasso @clitorcrush @meganngonsalves

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@suelandaz

@suelandaz
Touching story . that's life is all about,,,fighting in order to surviveπŸ‘Š

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new photos πŸ‚πŸƒ
yourfrienddavid.tumblr.com
#35mm #film #color

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@lfelixthecat @lillyiguzman @mama_mo2you @noralowinsky

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@pddanny

@pddanny
Is that @mowg420 nude on the beach??

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pddanny go surfing with me on Saturday

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Happy vandals.
Venice Beach. March, 2015.
yourfrienddavid.tumblr.com
#35mm #film #art

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@kaliforniaduudee @griffinmovies @emgrom @mars.og

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@pizzzagypsyy

@pizzzagypsyy
πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pizzzagypsyy chill fam

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Always smiling and optimistic, thank you mom for making our home a positive place. You're the best. "Let everyone know that I'm your biggest fan and that I'm always the first to buy the newest Solace magazine." -mom
Oh, and I love you more than @fatboybutter. Happy Mother's Day, mom.

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@iiicnan @lynn_circa1992 @coldsummerbrand @natttyyg

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@taniasancon

@taniasancon
Misss youuuuuuuuuuuu!

@pugssandkisses

@pugssandkisses
I want to wish your mom a Happy Mother's Day. She is literally the sweetest. 😊

@beverlysalas

@beverlysalas
I love her :')

@suelandaz

@suelandaz
πŸ‘ πŸ’œ πŸ‘Š

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@taniasancon I thought you forgot about me

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pugssandkisses I told her, she said thank you :-)

@pugssandkisses

@pugssandkisses
^-^ thanks!

@taniasancon

@taniasancon
😳 never! come back into my life ha

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Home. Santa Ana, CA.
yourfrienddavid.tumblr.com
#35mm #film

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@ness.monster @gabe_laura @abe_lomeli @22nd_of_november

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@pugssandkisses

@pugssandkisses
Noice πŸ˜ŽπŸ‘

@odayalldayy

@odayalldayy
I'm going to be in Santa Ana in June What places should I go to?

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@odayalldayy no way! hit me up when you're here I'll show you around. When are you coming?

@pizzzagypsyy

@pizzzagypsyy
πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―πŸ’―

@odayalldayy

@odayalldayy
I am coming on June 4th. I will hit you up fo sho

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@odayalldayy cool I'm flying back in from Portland on the 4th, so perfect! I'll see you then

@odayalldayy

@odayalldayy
See you then (:

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Developed another roll, very excited about this set of photos. This man woke up in Corona Del Mar around 9am soon after I shot his photo; peacefully grabbed his belongings and road off.
#35mm #film

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@ness.monster @gabe_laura @abe_lomeli @iiicnan

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@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pandaissatan 22! ;)

@suelandaz

@suelandaz
πŸ‘ πŸ˜ŠπŸ‘Š


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trying to beat the rain with @fatboybutter
#sponsorus #skateboarding

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@claraleopo @lfelixthecat @ooapop_ @lambda17_

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@juniorjv23

@juniorjv23
πŸ‘

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"..I don't have much time to talk, but this guy let me borrow his phone. He just took my photo and I'm going to be in his magazine which helps feed the homeless. Anyways, I've been putting in job applications and I think I have a shot. I miss you, mom. And I love you. I'll try to call you tomorrow, okay? God bless you and I love you, mom." -Dan
I could only slightly hear Dan's mom's responses but she sounded full of joy to hear from Dan and you could tell how much they care about each other. Dan could've used my phone until my battery died for all I cared but he had to leave, unfortunately.
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans #smilesformiles

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@gabe_laura @effin_jasso @kaliforniaduudee @clitorcrush

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@beverlysalas

@beverlysalas
πŸ˜­πŸ‘πŸ»

@elythecat

@elythecat
I love what you do!

@pizzzagypsyy

@pizzzagypsyy
❀️

@londoncallsari

@londoncallsari
You are just amazing @yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@beverlysalas @elythecat @pizzzagypsyy @londoncallsari thanks gals, much love :-)

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"God bless you and thank you for what you do. Usually I get by with just recycling. It's usually enough to buy a sandwich or something. I've been through a lot so it's pretty hard to get a job for me, you know? I wish I had more money though so I could help my mom. She's the only person I have left." -Dan
Dan was standing by Yost theatre simply smiling and wishing everybody a blessed day. πŸƒ
Thanks @samnolanphillips for picking up all volumes of Solace and contributing to feeding many homeless people. #zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans

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@gabe_laura @effin_jasso @abe_lomeli @clitorcrush

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@mars.og

@mars.og
❀️❀️❀️❀️

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"I just wish they would open up a local shelter for the homeless people. It can be a scary place out here at night. Sometimes you don't even want to walk passed people because you're scared they'll rob you. It's dangerous. Good thing is I made a good friend who looks out for me and I look out for him." -Nazario
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans

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@gabe_laura @22nd_of_november @effin_jasso @clitorcrush

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welcome home, cutie.
#yashica #35mm #film

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@kaliforniaduudee @lartography @ooapop_ @commonedgar

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@kerenasaurusrex

@kerenasaurusrex
I want this. 😣

@thelittlelune

@thelittlelune
Dude, nice!

@deearjess

@deearjess
Love it!! Awesome David! 😌

@tommywharfe

@tommywharfe
πŸ‘ŠπŸ‘Š

@frvnk49

@frvnk49
πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

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Met Ivan in Los Angeles yesterday while he was handing out fliers and spreading the word of immigration awareness. "Not all immigrants are here illegally. My parents brought me across the border when I was a just a baby. I had no choice and now I'm looked down on by everyone here. And I'm homeless at the moment because part of my Americanized family, who are white, don't even want me around. I can't be home because I'm constantly given racial slurs and jokes about how I look and where I'm from. They tell me to cut my hair because it makes me look Native but I never will because I'm proud of being and looking Native. Home is not a safe place for me to be right now, but thankfully, through spreading awareness of immigration, I've met good people that allow me to stay and keep my belongings with them." -Ivan
Thank you @pizzzagypsyy & @_jalt_ for picking up Solace zines and helping buy @1vansart a full meal.
#zinesforthehomeless #beautifulhumans #losangeles

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@22nd_of_november @effin_jasso @kaliforniaduudee @rylee_sco

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@1vansart

@1vansart
@miss.a_ I recommend y'all connect. He's from the OC and blessed me, works hard and is helping the homeless. Not sure how y'all can collaborate but I'll think of something. Both of you taught me a lesson.

@zzairaabigaill

@zzairaabigaill
This is dope! I'm going to be in la in August if love to collar with you on a zine!

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@zzairaabigaill collab with you? Um, yes! A thousand times over. Please let me know when you're in town.

@jvaldo_

@jvaldo_
What he said are my sentiments exactly!πŸ™Œ

@rylee_sco

@rylee_sco
Such a powerful message.... Amazing again

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@jvaldo_ good to know, keep standing up for it πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@rylee_sco your words are motivating, thank you brotha man

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"The foundation of our liberation is exploring our exploitation." -Ivan
Custom printed shirt that Ivan was given in Arizona which he wanted to share with everyone. Not only was Ivan spreading awareness of immigration and helping others but he has been through a hell of a lot more than most. With your good attitude, you won't fail. @1vansart
#zinesforthehomeless #beautifulhumans #losangeles

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@ness.monster @effin_jasso @taniasancon @thewaxwitch

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gloomy day fun el oh el

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@gabe_laura @coldsummerbrand @lfelixthecat @lambda17_

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@biancanatalie

@biancanatalie
Love seeing that you still skate!

@pizzzagypsyy

@pizzzagypsyy
@yourfrienddavid I was waiting for you too fall. El oh El....

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@biancanatalie 4ever

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pizzzagypsyy you can sit by yourself on the train tomorrow

@pizzzagypsyy

@pizzzagypsyy
@pizzzagypsyy Hahahaha fine !! 🌚

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@pizzzagypsyy el oh el oh el :)

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"Less than a year ago I was homeless and I was an alcoholic. I was sleeping at parks and urinating myself because I was so drunk. Then I started praying for change and now I have a job that gives me enough to afford a small trailer and I use my free time to feed the homeless people that stay under a bridge over by 17th street. Thank God." -Julio
I met Julio in DTSA while feeding the homeless and his story really stood out to me. God is good. I want to share his story with you guys for you to realize that you can do good for others without having to experience something as bad as Julio did. πŸƒπŸ‚πŸƒ
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans #dtsa

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@ness.monster @abe_lomeli @taniasancon @londoncallsari

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@lillyiguzman

@lillyiguzman
God bless you for what you do David ! God is using you in such a genuine way! @yourfrienddavid ! πŸ˜„πŸ’›

@22nd_of_november

@22nd_of_november
Such an awesome story!!!!

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@lillyiguzman thank you so much. Everything I do is in God's hands and that's why it's growing.

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Solace Volume 5 available at @rumorzkutz. 225 N. Broadway St. Suite 203 Santa Ana, CA. ✨
Check them out! & thanks guys for the continued support. So happy to see Solace growing.
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #spreadtheword #rumorzkutz

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@ness.monster @gabe_laura @clitorcrush @22nd_of_november

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@taniasancon

@taniasancon
Awwwww I love it ❀️❀️❀️❀️

@jjasmiineg

@jjasmiineg
Nice! πŸ‘Œ

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gloomy / beautiful
#downtownsantaana

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@lillyiguzman @lfelixthecat @kaliforniaduudee @lambda17_

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@alexisgriggs

@alexisgriggs
😍😍😍😍

@gabe_laura

@gabe_laura
This looks really chill

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"I want to make a skate video with some friends and see where it goes. Hopefully get me off of the street. I want to use skateboarding as my way to pass time and become a better person. And also to stay away from drugs and gangs. And even though I'm homeless, I'm out here helping other homeless people." -Jose
I met Jose Saturday morning when he approached me because he saw my skateboard and he asked if he could ride it. Of course I let him ride it and he rips. He told me he loved skateboarding but he couldn't afford a board. Thankfully I had an extra board, extra trucks, and wheels at home, so I told Jose to meet me at the same spot on Sunday at noon and that I would bring him a board. On Sunday, I waited for about an hour and sure enough, as I'm about to take off, Jose comes from around the corner with the biggest smile. Stoked I was able to hook him up with a board and can't wait to skate with him. Such a cool and uplifting personality. People are awesome.
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans #smilesformiles

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@gabe_laura @iiicnan @coldsummerbrand @kaliforniaduudee

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@punkgunkfunk

@punkgunkfunk
super tight

@taniasancon

@taniasancon
you did not ....... brb let me go cry

@beverlysalas

@beverlysalas
Ahhhhh I wish I was there when you gave him the board!!!😭

@jennizzzzle

@jennizzzzle
This is amazing! ✨

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@dtsantaana

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@_jalt_ and I met James Eric Nazarath aka Cowboy in DTSA today. Filmmaker from back in the day who also appeared in Octagon and in Off the Wall. Down to earth and hilarious. Cowboy told us stories from working rodeos and bounty hunting to getting shot and making millions from his films. Great and eventful weekend. People are awesome.
#beautifulhumans #santaana

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@taniasancon @arienetteaurora @abe_lomeli @thewaxwitch

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@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@beverlysalas I suppose you may have him back now

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@dtsantaana #dtsa

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"I eventually grew tired of making music because I felt like I was in the way of whoever I was performing with. Drumming along to someone singing or playing a different instrument made me feel like I was in their way. I switched from music to baseball. I loved baseball because every home run that I hit was mine. Baseball helped me become a better person too. I used to play with Hank Aaron but I never played professional baseball because I got injured." -Eugene
It's amazing how we walk passed so many people everyday not knowing what great things they've done in their lives. Stoked and thankful to have met Eugene yesterday. I spent time with him again this morning. He's in the process of working a janitorial job at a hospital which will also provide housing for him. πŸ‘ΌπŸ»
#zinesforthehomeless #santaana #beautifulhumans

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@ness.monster @22nd_of_november @clitorcrush @meganngonsalves

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@mars.og

@mars.og
I gotta meet Eugene

@yourfrienddavid

@yourfrienddavid
@dtsantaana #dtsa