Portland Saturday Market | Portland | Oregon
When I'm not taking and retouching portraits I love to explore what Portland and the Pacific Northwest has to offer.
Ran into this homeless woman at the Portland Saturday Market a few years ago. Most people were ignoring her, but I walked up to her and asked her about her guitar.
Her guitar has been with her ever since she left home and started living on the streets. Her guitar is her lifeline right now. She doesn't have to hustle as much. But as you can see, it's seen better days.
She asked if I wanted to hear a song. I requested Little Wing. She played a rendition of Stevie Ray Vaughn's take on the classic song. Her's was down tempo and very haunting. Would have made for a great recording.
In the years since, I've never seen her again on the streets of downtown Portland.