photography by tasha a. f. lemley photography by tasha a. f. lemley

criminal? [photo essay]

  • Eric

    Eric

    Photographed standing where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass. “I usually stay at the Mission. I was sitting there, I was just thinking about what’s going down tonight. I was gonna watch the country music people. I love watching the country music people. I was just resting and thinking.”
  • Eric

    Eric

    Photographed standing where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass. “I usually stay at the Mission. I was sitting there, I was just thinking about what’s going down tonight. I was gonna watch the country music people. I love watching the country music people. I was just resting and thinking.”
  • Michael

    Michael

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway. “I was sitting next to the bench, just having a conversation. All the benches were full—there was no other place to sit...I didn’t know sitting in the park was a crime. That picture is a picture of me breaking the law.”
  • David

    David

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass. “It was raining really bad, and I just went there, just to get out of the rain for just a little bit, and the cops came, arrested me, and put me in jail.”
  • Michael

    Michael

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Anthony

    Anthony

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway.
  • Don

    Don

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass. “When I get off work, I always go up to Exxon and get either a Coke and cigarettes...or one of the two. I always go—every single day. After I purchase it, I’ll go outside and sit on the side and just rest my feet for a while...”
  • Alan

    Alan

    Photographed lying where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Dr. John

    Dr. John

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway. “My legs—they was swelling up like they are now. And they told me I need to elevate them. I had milk crates and a sheet. I stretched the sheet out ‘cause I knew it was gonna rain any minute.”
  • Dr. John

    Dr. John

    Photographed standing where he was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway.
  • Frank

    Frank

    Photographed standing where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Jerry

    Jerry

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • William

    William

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass. “I was in the exit, off the sidewalk. This was at night, it was raining, storming. I was sittin’ down—wasn’t sleeping. I was just under there to get outta the rain.”
  • Michael

    Michael

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway.
  • Benny

    Benny

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Charles

    Charles

    Photographed standing where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Doc

    Doc

    Photographed lying where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.
  • Tina

    Tina

    Photographed standing where she was arrested for Obstructing a Passageway.
  • Ernest

    Ernest

    Photographed sitting where he was arrested for Criminal Trespass.