My friend Charlie, was an able bodied person and in the 1970s he was shot. Doctors saved his life. There was a bullet left next to his spine that couldn’t be removed. He has been a quadriplegic ever since. Charlie has never given up or stopped fighting for his ideals. He’s a great example for me, to keep the faith. Keep going. Believe. Act. Stand up for change and never give up for the good. Never give up.
We went to a show together at the SF Museum of Modern art, which had some classic photos of famous people. Here Charlie is pictured with the photo of my idol, Janis Joplin.
I took this pic with my old travel film Olympus camera in 2011. Because Charlie’s life reminds me to “keep on keepin’ on…” no matter what, so I made this tribute to him.