Marvin Jr & Marvin Sr., Pigeon Hill, 1991

“I remember my mom and dad told me stories about a guy who came around and took pictures of me and dad and made a big, giant picture. I remember seeing it until I was 12 or 13 and I remember my baby brother, Kyle, tearing it up. By then dad was with Darlene, the one he’s with now. I don’t really have a whole lot of memories from back then.”

Marvin Jr. at Group Home, Bloomington, 2012

“I got myself in a little trouble when I was younger. I had two options: either a group home or juvenile detention and boot camp. I chose the group home. People with all kinds of issues, mental and criminal, live there. I’m into skulls. I’ve got one tattooed on my leg. My fiancée, Caitlyn’s, name is tattooed on my back. We met through mutual friends and before long I proposed to her. Caitlyn is expecting. I’m looking for work—I had an interview last week with Walmart for the night shift.”