This is the Tumblr of Ben Hoste, a non-fiction
photographer in Brooklyn, New York.
Bob Morgan, March 30, 1925 - August 26, 2014. I was saddened to learn today of Bob’s passing earlier this week. During my visits to Plato, Mo. in 2012 Bob was incredibly welcoming and energetic, especially considering he was 87 at the time. Here he is showing me one of the many walking sticks he carved from branches on his property, T Bar Ranch. Bob was a cowboy, an Army cryptographer in the Pacific during WWII, and a fireman. He could build anything and rigged a log splitter to bend steel pipes in order to build a barn on his property—singlehandedly in his 70s. He was married for over 60 years. Bob, you’re will be missed.
Over a century of unrestricted subsurface lead and zinc mining literally undermined Picher, OK (along with Treece, KS), which has since become a ghost town. High levels of toxins have also contaminated the soil and water.
Artist and musician Greer McGettrick in her apartment in the Mission. For some reason I only just now stumbled across this interview she did with Vice almost a year ago (which is a fun little read).