On my last day as a contract staff photographer for the San Francisco Chronicle back in August, I made some portraits of Raphael Goins at his apartment in San Francisco to illustrate an opinion piece about evictions in the city. Raphael works as a security guard at the De Young Museum and has been fighting eviction by his landlord for the last few years with the help of the Eviction Defense Council. He was pretty lighthearted about the whole thing and definitely he had some crazy stories about the wacky stuff his landlord had pulled or tried to pull to get him out of the apartment so he could raise the rent. He really likes purple too.
The article can be seen here: Evictions Op-Ed